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Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

The Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare series includes a strong backlist of influential health and social welfare titles.Titles within the series cover highly researched areas with a high output of material that is often difficult to navigate or locate.

Titles within this series include key research areas, such as Suicide, Mental Health, Addiction and Gender and Health.

Each collection is edited and introduced by leading experts within the field, placing the collated resources in context alongside an analysis of key themes.

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1-10 of 11 results in Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare
  1. Suicide

    Edited by Keith Hawton, Rory C. O'Connor

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Suicide is increasingly recognized as a major global issue of public health, with far-reaching social, economic, and emotional consequences. The World Health Organization estimates that around 800,000 people die each year by suicide, with suicide attempts perhaps up to twenty times more frequent...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Gender and Health

    Edited by Kate Hunt, Ellen Annandale

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Publisher’s note: The publishers would like to confirm that for Volume 1: ‘Theoretical and Methodological Developments’ and Volume 3: ‘Gender and Healthcare’ Ellen Annandale was the lead editor and lead author of the introductions. Kate Hunt was the lead editor for Volume 2: ‘Understanding the...

    Published October 17th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Health and Inequality

    Edited by Kate Pickett, Richard Wilkinson

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Some groups of people are healthier than others. Overwhelmingly, for almost all kinds of morbidity and mortality, groups at the bottom of the social scale are less healthy than those at the top. But this simple observation describes a complex phenomenon that has become a major focus of research,...

    Published October 14th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Mental Health

    Edited by Teresa Scheid

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Mental health and illness is one of the most fascinating and contested interdisciplinary areas of research, theory, and study. Scholars from fields such as psychology, sociology, social work, and law have, in particular, contributed to a rich literature which revolves around a number of key...

    Published September 5th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Social Work

    Edited by Ann Buchanan

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    With just over a century of history, social work has come of age as a powerful global profession in possession of its own body of knowledge based on research, skills, competence, and an international value system with a code of ethics. Today, social work has developed from humble origins to become...

    Published April 1st 2008 by Routledge

  6. Disability

    Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Edited by Nick Watson

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Disability Studies is a relatively new area of academic thought, emerging in its current form in the early 1990s. It is, by its nature, broad ranging and has seen a rapid expanse in scholarly research. It is an international development or movement, with active organizations of academics in Britain...

    Published December 13th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Addiction

    Edited by Moira Plant, Martin Plant

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Millions of us make use of psychoactive—or mind-altering—drugs. Such drugs, both legal and otherwise, can cause pleasure or pain (or both). So, too, can sex, gambling, shopping, dieting, exercise, and Internet use. ‘Addiction’ or ‘dependence’ on substances like alcohol, tobacco, illicit and...

    Published November 29th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Death, Dying and Bereavement (4 volumes)

    Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Edited by Ken Doka

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    The study of death and dying truly crosses disciplinary boundaries. Scholars in the field represent a wide spectrum of disciplines in medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, philosophy, health education and the humanities. The volumes in this collection therefore take a broad and...

    Published November 30th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Health Care Systems

    Edited by Professor Jonathan Watson

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    This four-volume collection covers the organization, financing and regulation of health care systems in four distinct contexts: financing and delivering health care, reforming health care systems, new forms of health system, and rethinking health care systems. A general introduction provides a...

    Published September 20th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Medical Sociology

    Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Edited by Graham Scambler

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Medical sociology was first recognizable as a distinct area of study in the 1950s and is now probably the largest specialized area of sociology. This collection comprises a comprehensive statement of the history, current concerns and relevance of medical sociology to an understanding of health and...

    Published November 25th 2004 by Routledge

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