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Innovation is an oft-heard buzzword in both public and private sectors concerned with the organisation and delivery of services to vulnerable individuals. This thoughtful volume explores what innovation might actually involve in the context of contemporary human services. Highlighting both the...
Published January 25th 2015 by Routledge
Risk, Citizenship and Welfare Regimes
This book is the first comprehensive international overview of maternity services. Drawing on concepts of risk and social citizenship, it explores the relationship between welfare regimes and health policy by comparing and contrasting provision for childbearing women. Each substantive chapter...
Published January 21st 2015 by Routledge
A Re-examination of Gender
Overwhelmingly, it is women who are the victims of domestic violence and this book puts women’s experiences of domestic violence at its centre, whilst acknowledging their many diverse and complex identities. Concentrating on the various forms of domestic abuse and its occurrence and manifestations...
Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge
Understanding Citizens' Encounters with State Welfare
In the welfare provision of today, power takes both the shape of juridical sanctions and of attractive offers for self-development. When state institutions punish criminals, remove children at risk, or enforce sanctions upon welfare recipients the question of power is immediately urgent. It is less...
Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge
Hospitals, Organisation and Healthcare
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....
Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge
Elder abuse has been increasingly recognised over the past ten years in many countries and progress has been made in both understanding and addressing the issue. This volume provides a much-needed international overview of the topic. Opening with an examination of what elder abuse is, Amanda Phelan...
Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge
Challenges in Policy and Practice
Despite the scope and sophistication of contemporary health care, there is increasing international concern about the perceived lack of compassion in its delivery. Citing evidence that when the basic needs of patients are attended to with kindness and understanding, recovery often takes place at a...
Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge
Rethinking the Myths and Misperceptions
Whether glamorised or stigmatised, teenage parenthood is all too often used to stand for a host of social problems, and empirical research results ignored. Identifying core controversies surrounding teen pregnancy and parenting, this book resolves misperceptions using findings from large-scale,...
Published June 21st 2014 by Routledge
The US, China and Europe in Comparative Perspective
In the post-Cold War, post financial crisis era, health care is an issue of critical political, personal and economic concern. In the US, plans to address a troubled health care model were met by vocal opposition. In the UK and post-communist Europe, attempts to introduce aspects of that model have...
Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge
Supporting Children who are, or have been, in Foster Care
More than half of children either in foster care, or adopted from care in the developed world, have a measurable need for mental health services, while up to one quarter present with complex and severe trauma- and attachment-related psychological disorders. This book outlines how services can...
Published August 15th 2013 by Routledge
International Perspectives on Support for Trafficked Women: Developing a Model for Service Provision
To Be Published August 30th 2015
Social Development and Social Work Perspectives on Social Protection
To Be Published October 31st 2015
Alcohol Policy in Europe: Delivering the WHO Ideal?
To Be Published November 29th 2015