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Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare


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Participation in Health and Welfare Services: Professional Concepts and Lived Experience

Participation in Health and Welfare Services: Professional Concepts and Lived Experience

1st Edition

Arne H. Eide, Staffan Josephsson, Kjersti Vik
February 05, 2019

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...

Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing: Social Justice as Praxis

Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing: Social Justice as Praxis

1st Edition

Paula N. Kagan, Marlaine C. Smith, Peggy L. Chinn
December 20, 2016

*** Awarded First Place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award in two categories - "History and Public Policy" and "Professional Issues" *** This anthology presents the philosophical and practice perspectives of nurse scholars whose works center on promoting nursing research, practice, and...

Globalization and the Health of Indigenous Peoples: From Colonization to Self-Rule

Globalization and the Health of Indigenous Peoples: From Colonization to Self-Rule

1st Edition

Ahsan Ullah
November 28, 2016

In 70 countries worldwide, there is an estimated 370 million indigenous peoples, and their rich diversity of cultures, religions, traditions, languages and histories has been significant source of our scholarships. However, the health status of this population group is far below than that of...

Comprehensive Care for HIV/AIDS: Community-Based Strategies

Comprehensive Care for HIV/AIDS: Community-Based Strategies

1st Edition

Teresa L. Scheid
November 16, 2016

A comprehensive health care system consists of services that are coordinated and integrated along the full continuum of care. For HIV patients, this includes physical health care, infectious disease management, crisis care, mental health care, substance abuse counseling, and social support services...

Diverse Perspectives on Aging in a Changing World

Diverse Perspectives on Aging in a Changing World

1st Edition

Gillian Joseph
October 12, 2016

Focusing on under-researched aspects of social, economic and political change, this volume offers fresh insights into aging, older people and their families. It combines an international and interdisciplinary approach. Chapters explore the contexts in which family roles,...

The Ethics of Care: Moral Knowledge, Communication, and the Art of Caregiving

The Ethics of Care: Moral Knowledge, Communication, and the Art of Caregiving

1st Edition

Alan Blum, Stuart J Murray
August 03, 2016

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...

Social Housing in Transition Countries

Social Housing in Transition Countries

1st Edition

József Hegedüs, Martin Lux, Nóra Teller
July 03, 2014

This volume intends to fill the gap in the range of publications about the post-transition social housing policy developments in Central and Eastern Europe by delivering critical evaluations about the past two decades of developments in selected countries’ social housing sectors, and showing what...

Children with Gender Identity Disorder: A Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Analysis

Children with Gender Identity Disorder: A Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Analysis

1st Edition

Simona Giordano
June 19, 2014

How should we understand transgenderism, especially as it affects children and adolescents? Psychiatric manuals include transgenderism among mental illnesses (Gender Identity Disorder). Such inclusion is relatively recent, and even the words transsexual and transgender were coined only a few...

The Transformation of Contemporary Health Care: The Market, the Laboratory, and the Forum

The Transformation of Contemporary Health Care: The Market, the Laboratory, and the Forum

1st Edition

Tiago Moreira
June 02, 2014

The past three decades have seen enormous changes in the organisation of health care. This book explores the role of knowledge production and technology on these transformations, focusing on the market (attempts to embed principles of economic rationality and efficient use of resources in the...

Transnational Social Support

Transnational Social Support

1st Edition

Adrienne Chambon, Wolfgang Schröer, Cornelia Schweppe
September 20, 2013

In the context of ever-increasing globalization, transnational systems of support have emerged in response to the needs of transnational families, labour forces, and the communities within which they are located. This volume will be the first to systematically address transnational support...

Perspectives on Care at Home for Older People

Perspectives on Care at Home for Older People

1st Edition

Christine Ceci, Kristín Björnsdóttir, Mary Ellen Purkis
May 23, 2013

Demographic and epidemiological changes mean that frail older people have come to be seen as an expensive problem for health care systems. The challenge for professionals and policy-makers is to find ways to respond to the coming crisis by delivering high-quality care in the home. This collection...

Biopolitics and the 'Obesity Epidemic': Governing Bodies

Biopolitics and the 'Obesity Epidemic': Governing Bodies

1st Edition

Jan Wright, Valerie Harwood
December 10, 2012

Biopolitics and the ‘Obesity Epidemic’ is the first edited collection of critical perspectives on the 'obesity epidemic.' The volume provides a comprehensive discussion of current issues in the critical analysis of health, obesity and society, and the impact of obesity discourses on different...

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