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  • Non-Religious Pastoral Care

    A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

    By David Savage

    This ground-breaking book is a guide to non-religious pastoral care practice in healthcare, prisons, education, and the armed forces in the UK. It brings a new perspective to our understanding of care services traditionally offered by chaplaincy departments. The book charts the progress from a…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge

  • Living with Frailty

    From Assets and Deficits to Resilience, 1st Edition

    By Shibley Rahman

    Increasingly, we question ‘what makes us healthy?’, as well as ‘what makes us ill?’. What does this shift mean for frailty? Almost wholly defined in negative terms, the term ‘frail’ tends to refer to a group of older people who are at highest risk of adverse outcomes such as falls, infections,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-20
    Routledge

  • Transnational Social Work and Social Welfare

    Challenges for the Social Work Profession, 1st Edition

    Edited by Beatrix Schwarzer, Ursula Kämmerer-Rütten, Alexandra Schleyer-Lindenmann, Yafang Wang

    The underlying frame of social work is the nation state, and it is from within the state that welfare strategies and social policies are devised and implemented. However, post-colonialism, globalisation, migration and the associated implications for human rights, social justice and social welfare…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • The Common Good and Ecological Integrity

    Human Rights and the Support of Life, 1st Edition

    Edited by Laura Westra, Janice Gray, Antonio D'Aloia

    Proponents of the concept of ecological integrity argue that it is a necessary component of global governance on which the sustainable future of the planet and its inhabitants depends. This book presents the latest research and current thinking on the role of ecological integrity in…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • Life at Home for People with a Dementia

    1st Edition

    By Ruth Bartlett, Tula Brannelly

    Life at Home for People with a Dementia provides an evidence-based and readable account of improving life at home for people with a dementia and their families. There are estimated to be 47 million people with a dementia worldwide, the majority of whom will live, or want to live, in their own home.…

    Paperback – 2018-06-26
    Routledge

  • Urban Allotment Gardens in Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Simon Bell, Runrid Fox-Kämper, Nazila Keshavarz, Mary Benson, Silvio Caputo, Susan Noori, Annette Voigt

    Although urban allotment gardening dates back to the nineteenth century, it has recently undergone a renaissance of interest and popularity. This is the result of greater concern over urban greenspace, food security and quality of life. This book presents a comprehensive, research-based overview of…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge

  • Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People

    Theory, Policy and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Catherine Barrett, Sharron Hinchliff

    There is growing evidence that the sexual rights of older people are not being met. One reason, perhaps the main reason, relates to the way that old age is viewed. In many cultures, being old is associated with decline and disease, which positions older people as dependent and powerless.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02
    Routledge

  • Bodies and Suffering

    Emotions and Relations of Care, 1st Edition

    By Ana Dragojlovic, Alex Broom

    This book is a critical response to a range of problems – some theoretical, others empirical – that shape questions surrounding the lived experience of suffering. It explores how moral and ethical questions of personal suffering are experienced, contested, negotiated and institutionalised. Bodies…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Health Care Economics

    1st Edition

    By John B. Davis, Robert McMaster

    The analytical approach of standard health economics has so far failed to sufficiently account for the nature of care.  This has important ramifications for the analysis and valuation of care, and therefore for the pattern of health and medical care provision. This book sets out an alternative…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Economics

  • Psychosocial Interventions in End-of-Life Care

    The Hope for a “Good Death”, 1st Edition

    By Peggy Sturman Gordon

    The concept of a "good death" has been hotly debated in medical circles for decades. This volume delves into the possibility and desirability of a "good death" by presenting the psychosocial measures of care as a crucial component, such as religion, existentialism, hope and meaning-making. The…

    Paperback – 2017-05-18
    Routledge
    Research in Death Studies

  • Sustainable Diets

    How Ecological Nutrition Can Transform Consumption and the Food System, 1st Edition

    By Pamela Mason, Tim Lang

    How can huge populations be fed healthily, equitably and affordably while maintaining the ecosystems on which life depends? The evidence of diet’s impact on public health and the environment has grown in recent decades, yet changing food supply, consumer habits and economic aspirations proves…

    Paperback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge

  • Self-help for Trauma Therapists

    A Practitioner's Guide, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Pack

    For those offering trauma-informed care, it can be difficult to maintain wellbeing and a balanced, positive outlook when the nature of their job requires frequent engagement with traumatic disclosures. Self-help for Trauma Therapists: A Practitioner’s Guide intends to assist human service workers-…

    Paperback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge

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