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  • Food Allergy

    Practical Diagnosis and Management, 1st Edition

    Edited by Scott H. Sicherer

    Food allergy has increased over the past two decades, with a larger number of patients presenting a myriad of related symptoms and illnesses to physicians and allied health professionals. The growing number of patients poses a challenge to health care providers and confirms the need for developing…

    Hardback – 2013-08-13
    CRC Press

  • Understanding Aging and Diversity

    Theories and Concepts, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Kolb

    The demographic phenomena of increased life expectancy, increasing global population of older adults, and a larger number of older people as a proportion of the total population in nations throughout the world will affect our lives and the life of each person we know. The changes will result in…

    Hardback – 2013-08-09
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Practising Social Inclusion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ann Taket, Beth R. Crisp, Melissa Graham, Lisa Hanna, Sophie Goldingay, Linda Wilson

    Practising Social Inclusion presents what we know about what works, and why, in promoting social inclusion and practising in a socially inclusive way. Contributing to the growing debates on social inclusion, this book moves beyond discussion of who it is that is socially excluded and the processes…

    Paperback – 2013-06-25

  • The Politics of Bioethics

    1st Edition

    By Alan Petersen

    Recent rapid advances in the biosciences have led to considerable debate about the social, ethical, and legal implications of research and its applications. The mapping of the human genome, advances in cloning techniques, the harvesting of embryonic stem cells for research, increasing use of…

    Paperback – 2013-06-05
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • The Politics of Maternity

    1st Edition

    By Rosemary Mander, Jo Murphy-Lawless

    The evidence surrounding the skills and approaches to support good birth has grown exponentially over the last two decades, but so too have the obstacles facing women and midwives who strive to achieve good birth. This new book critically explores the complex issues surrounding contemporary…

    Paperback – 2013-04-05

  • Structural Approaches in Public Health

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marni Sommer, Richard Parker

    A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2014! That health has many social determinants is well established and a myriad range of structural factors – social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental – are now known to impact on population well-being. Public health practice has started exploring…

    Paperback – 2013-03-14

  • International Perspectives on Public Health and Palliative Care

    1st Edition

    Edited by Libby Sallnow, Suresh Kumar, Allan Kellehear

    Public health approaches to palliative care have been growing in policy importance and practice acceptance. This innovative volume explores the major concepts, practice examples, and practice guidelines for this new approach. The goal of ‘comprehensive care’ – seamless support for patients as they…

    Paperback – 2013-02-14
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Progress or Collapse

    The Crises of Market Greed, 1st Edition

    By Roberto De Vogli

    Human progress is heading toward collapse. There are converging ecological crises looming on the horizon: climate change, peak oil, water shortages, fish depletion and food scarcities. The world is on a collision course against the limits of the ecosystem. Modern societies are consuming,…

    Paperback – 2012-12-18

  • An Introduction to Global Health Ethics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew D. Pinto, Ross E. G. Upshur

    The field of global health is expanding rapidly. An increasing number of trainees are studying and working with marginalized populations, often within low and middle-income countries. Such endeavours are beset by ethical dilemmas: mitigating power differentials, addressing cultural differences in…

    Paperback – 2012-12-05

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Obesity

    Morality, Mortality and the New Public Health, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kirsten Bell, Darlene McNaughton, Amy Salmon

    Although drinking, smoking and obesity have attracted social and moral condemnation to varying degrees for more than two hundred years, over the past few decades they have come under intense attack from the field of public health as an ‘unholy trinity’ of lifestyle behaviours with apparently…

    Paperback – 2012-11-15
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Parker, Marni Sommer

    At the beginning of the twenty-first century, key public health issues and challenges have taken centre stage. They range from arsenic in drinking water to asthma among children and adults; from the re-emergence of cholera, to increasing cancer rates and other chronic diseases; from AIDS to malaria…

    Paperback – 2012-10-01

  • Planning in Health Promotion Work

    An Empowerment Model, 1st Edition

    By Roar Amdam

    Community development, planning and partnerships have become important terms in health promotion but, up until now, debate around these concepts have been discussed more in planning science than in public health literature. Roar Amdam draws on theories and new empirical evidence from local,…

    Paperback – 2012-10-01
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

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