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  1. Transnational Social Support

    Edited by Adrienne Chambon, Wolfgang Schröer, Cornelia Schweppe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    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...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Perspectives on Care at Home for Older People

    Edited by Christine Ceci, Kristín Björnsdóttir, Mary Ellen Purkis

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    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...

    Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Biopolitics and the 'Obesity Epidemic'

    Governing Bodies

    Edited by Jan Wright, Valerie Harwood

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    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...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Researching Trust and Health

    Edited by Julie Brownlie, Alexandra Greene, Alexandra Howson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    There is currently a lively debate ongoing in society about the nature of trust and the conditions necessary to establish and sustain it. Given the role of trust in bridging uncertainty, it is perhaps not surprising that as our consciousness of risk has increased, the role and nature of trust in...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Social Housing in Transition Countries

    Edited by József Hegedüs, Martin Lux, Nóra Teller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    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...

    Published September 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  6. Children with Gender Identity Disorder

    A Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Analysis

    By Simona Giordano

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    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...

    Published September 16th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Globalization and Health

    Pathways, Evidence and Policy

    Edited by Ronald Labonté, Ted Schrecker, Corinne Packer, Vivien Runnels

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    Contemporary globalization has had tremendous impact on health equity across the globe. However, no volume has systematically analyzed the relationship between globalization and global trends in health outcomes. This book consolidates and updates the findings of a global research project...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Gender Equity in Health

    The Shifting Frontiers of Evidence and Action

    Edited by Gita Sen, Piroska Östlin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    This volume brings together experts from a variety of disciplines, such as medicine, biology, sociology, epidemiology, anthropology, economics and political science, who focus on three areas: health disparities and inequity due to gender, the specific problems women face in meeting the highest...

    Published July 10th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Transformation of Contemporary Health Care

    The Market, the Laboratory, and the Forum

    By Tiago Moreira

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    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...

    Published June 18th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Health, Illness and Culture

    Broken Narratives

    Edited by Lars-Christer Hydén, Jens Brockmeier

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    This collection of essays examines the interrelations between illness, disability, health, society, and culture. The contributors examine how "narratives" have emerged and been utilized within these areas to help those who have experienced d injury, disability, dementia, pain, grief, or...

    Published July 28th 2011 by Routledge