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  • Participation in Health and Welfare Services

    Professional Concepts and Lived Experience

    Edited by Arne Henning Eide, Staffan Josephsson, Kjersti Vik

    Today, healthy ageing and active, meaningful lives are core values and aims for international and national health policies. Health services are challenged to ensure that the recipients of their services are active participants in their own care and beyond. Participation allows patients to become…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

  • Down's Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics

    Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic

    By Gareth M. Thomas

    In the UK and beyond, Down’s syndrome screening has become a universal programme in prenatal care. But why does screening persist, particularly in light of research that highlights pregnant women’s ambivalent and problematic experiences with it?   Drawing on an ethnography of Down’s syndrome…

    Hardback – 2017-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Surviving Work in Healthcare

    Helpful stuff for people on the frontline

    By Elizabeth Cotton

    The book takes as its starting point the crisis of healthcare in the UK: impossible health targets managed through command and control management and a stomach-churning rise in racism, whistleblowing and victimisation in the NHS. The use of nationally set productivity targets combined with…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge

  • Late Modern Subjectivity and its Discontents

    Anxiety, Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

    By Kieran Keohane, Anders Petersen, Bert van den Bergh

     This book analyses three of the most prevalent illnesses of late modernity: anxiety, depression and Alzheimer’s disease, in terms of their relation to cultural pathologies of the social body. Usually these conditions are interpreted clinically in terms of individualized symptoms and responded…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge
    The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization

  • Speculative Research

    The Lure of Possible Futures

    Edited by Alex Wilkie, Martin Savransky, Marsha Rosengarten

    Is another future possible? So called ‘late modernity’ is marked by the escalating rise in and proliferation of uncertainties and unforeseen events brought about by the interplay between and patterning of social–natural, techno–scientific and political-economic developments. The future has indeed…

    Hardback – 2017-02-17 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

    9th Edition

    By Gregory L. Weiss, Lynne E. Lonnquist

    With thorough coverage of inequality in health care access and practice, this leading textbook has been widely acclaimed by teachers as the most accessible of any available. It introduces and integrates recent research in medical sociology and emphasizes the importance of race, class, gender…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking

    Edited by Ryszard Piotrowicz, Conny Rijken, Baerbel Heide Uhl

    Trafficking in human beings (THB) has been described as ‘modern slavery’. It is a serious criminal activity that has significant ramifications for the human rights of the victims. It poses major challenges to the State, society and individual victims. THB is not a static given but a constantly…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Suffering Narratives of Older Adults

    A Phenomenological Approach to Serious Illness, Chronic Pain, Recovery and Maternal Care

    By Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey

    In Suffering Narratives of Older Adults, Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey turns to the traditions of phenomenology, humanistic psychology and social work to provide an in-depth exploration of the deep structure of the suffering experience. She draws upon the notion of maternal holding to develop an…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • An Anthropology of Lying

    Information in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

    By Sylvie Fainzang

    In the era of health democracy, where a patient’s right to be informed is not only widely advocated but also guaranteed by law, what is the real situation regarding patient information? Do patients receive the information that they request with regard to their diagnosis, prognosis or treatments?…

    Paperback – 2017-01-15 
    Routledge

  • From Intercountry Adoption to Global Surrogacy

    A Human Rights History and New Fertility Frontiers

    By Karen Smith Rotabi, Nicole F. Bromfield

    Intercountry adoption has undergone a radical decline since 2004 when it reached a peak of approximately 45,000 children adopted globally. Its practice had been linked to conflict, poverty, gender inequality, and claims of human trafficking, ultimately leading to the establishment of the Hague…

    Paperback – 2016-12-17 
    Routledge

  • Health and Other Unassailable Values

    Reconfigurations of Health, Evidence and Ethics

    By Kirsten Bell

    Health and Other Unassailable Values sets out to examine health as a core cultural value. Taking ‘health’, ‘evidence’ and ‘ethics’ as her primary themes, Bell explores the edifice that underpins contemporary conceptions of health and the transformations in how we understand it, assess it and enact…

    Paperback – 2016-12-14 
    Routledge

  • Human Genetics: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Ricki Lewis

    Human genetics has blossomed from an obscure biological science and explanation for rare disorders to a field that is profoundly altering health care for everyone. This thoroughly updated new edition of Human Genetics: The Basics provides a concise background of gene structure and function through…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 
    Routledge
    The Basics

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