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  • Sociology of Mental Disorder

    10th Edition

    By William C. Cockerham

    The 10th edition of Sociology of Mental Disorder presents the major issues and research findings on the influence of race, social class, gender, and age on the incidence and prevalence of mental disorder. The text also examines the institutions that help those with mental disorders, mental health…

    Paperback – 2016-08-08 
    Routledge

  • The Ethics of Care

    Moral Knowledge, Communication and the Art of Caregiving

    Edited by Alan Blum, Stuart J Murray

    Beginning with a focus on the ethical foundations of caregiving in health and expanding towards problems of ethics and justice implicated in a range of issues, this book develops and expands the notion of care itself and its connection to practice. Organised around the themes of culture as a…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

  • The Invisible Work of Nurses

    Hospitals, Organisation and Healthcare

    By Davina Allen

    Nursing is typically understood, and understands itself, as a care-giving occupation. It is through its relationships with patients – whether these are absent, present, good, bad or indifferent – that modern day nursing is defined. Yet nursing work extends far beyond direct patient care activities.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture and the Body

    By Sarah Schrank, Didem Ekici

    Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture and the Body brings together cutting-edge scholarship examining the myriad ways that architects, urban planners, medical practitioners, and everyday people have applied modern ideas about health and the body to the spaces in which they live, work, and heal. The…

    Hardback – 2016-07-22 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • The Transformation of the Social Right to Healthcare

    By Katharina Böhm

    This pathbreaking book investigates welfare state change in the area of health care- a field widely neglected by comparative welfare state research. While some work on health care expenditure exists, health care rights have not been systematically studied since social rights have exclusively…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18 
    Routledge
    Social Welfare Around the World

  • Ethics and Professionalism in Healthcare

    Transition and Challenges

    Edited by Sabine Salloch, Verena Sandow, Jan Schildmann, Jochen Vollmann

    Recent social developments, such as demographic change, skill shortages and new medical technologies, have necessitated a transition in the traditional roles of health-care professions. New forms of division of labour and inter-professional health-care education are emerging while at the same time…

    Hardback – 2016-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Place, Health, and Diversity

    Learning from the Canadian Experience

    By Melissa D. Giesbrecht, Valorie A. Crooks

    Although health equity and diversity-focussed research has begun to gain momentum, there is still a paucity of research from health geographers that explicitly explores how geographic factors, such as place, space, scale, community, and location, inform multiple axes of difference. Such axes can…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16 
    Routledge
    Ashgate's Geographies of Health Series

  • Food and the Risk Society

    The Power of Risk Perception

    By Charlotte Fabiansson, Stefan Fabiansson

    This book offers a comprehensive understanding of the current scientific knowledge concerning risks associated with food preparation, processing and consumption, with particular attention to the gap between scientific research and public perception. Examining the effects of food on the body from…

    Hardback – 2016-05-31 
    Routledge

  • Practicing Qualitative Methods in Health Geographies

    Edited by Nancy E. Fenton, Jamie Baxter

    Health geographers are increasingly turning to a diverse range of interpretative methodologies to explore the complexities of health, illness, space and place to gain more comprehensive understandings of well-being and broader social models of health and health care. Drawing upon postmodernism,…

    Hardback – 2016-05-31 
    Routledge
    Ashgate's Geographies of Health Series

  • Glocal Pharma

    International Brands and the Imagination of Local Masculinity

    By Ericka Johnson, Ebba Sjogren, Cecilia Åsberg

    An exploration of how global pharmaceutical products are localized - of what happens when they become ‘glocal’ - this book examines the tensions that exist between a global pharmaceutical market and the locally bounded discourses and regulations encountered as markets are created for new drugs in…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Global Connections

  • Musical Pathways in Recovery

    Community Music Therapy and Mental Wellbeing

    By Gary Ansdell, Tia DeNora

    "Music triggered a healing process from within me. I started singing for the joy of singing myself and it helped me carry my recovery beyond the state I was in before I fell ill nine years ago to a level of well-being that I haven't had perhaps for thirty years." This book explores the experiences…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge

  • Racial Prescriptions

    Pharmaceuticals, Difference, and the Politics of Life

    By Jonathan Xavier Inda

    In the contemporary United States, matters of life and health have become key political concerns. Important to this politics of life is the desire to overcome racial inequalities in health; from heart disease to diabetes, the populations most afflicted by a range of illnesses are racialized…

    Paperback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge

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