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New and Published Books

  1. Giving Voice to Profound Disability

    Dignity, dependence and human capabilities

    By John Vorhaus

    Giving Voice to Profound Disability is devoted to exploring the lives of people with profound and multiple learning difficulties and disabilities, and brings together the voices of those best placed to speak about the rewards and challenges of living with, supporting and teaching this group...

    Published July 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Introducing the Social Sciences for Midwifery Practice

    Birthing in a Contemporary Society

    Edited by Patricia Lindsay, Ian Peate

    Introducing the Social Sciences for Midwifery Practice makes clear the links between social, anthropological and psychological concepts, midwifery practice and women’s experience of birth. Demonstrating how empathising with women and understanding the context in which they live can affect...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Sociology, Health and Health Care

    An Essay in Dialectical Critical Realism

    By Graham Scambler

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    It is now accepted that many of the determinants of health and health care are social. This volume offers a philosophical and theoretical frame within which the nature and extent of this might be optimally examined. The analysis is rooted in Roy Bhaskar’s basic and dialectical critical realism,...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Professions, State and the Market

    Medicine in Britain, the United States and Russia

    By Mike Saks

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

    This unique book enhances our understanding of the links between professions, the state and the market – and their implications for the public in terms of professional practice. In so doing, the book adopts a neo-Weberian perspective, in which professions are seen as a form of exclusionary social...

    Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Handbook of Drugs and Sport

    Edited by Verner Møller, Ivan Waddington, John M. Hoberman

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Doping has become one of the most important and high-profile issues in contemporary sport. Shocking cases such as that of Lance Armstrong and the US Postal cycling team have exposed the complicated relationships between athletes, teams, physicians, sports governing bodies, drugs providers, and...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Public Health in India

    Technology, governance and service delivery

    Edited by Diatha Krishna Sundar, Shashank Garg, Isha Garg

    Despite rapid advances in modern medicine and state-of-the-art health care services in the private sector, primary health care in India remains inaccessible to a majority of the population. Besides, even policymakers often do not have access to real-time data to fine-tune their policies or design...

    Published June 3rd 2015 by Routledge India

  7. The Sociology Of The Caring Professions

    By Pamela Abbott

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Maternal Mortality, Human Rights and Accountability

    Edited by Paul Hunt, Tony Gray

    The scale of maternal mortality and morbidity today is staggering. This book focuses on a vital part of a human rights response to maternal mortality, viz. accountability. Accountability encompasses monitoring, review and redress at the local, national and international levels. The book's context...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Chronic Illness, Vulnerability and Social Work

    Autoimmunity and the contemporary disease experience

    By Liz Price, Liz Walker

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Work

    Whilst the body has recently assumed greater sociological significance, there has been less engagement in social work and social care on the bodily experience of health, illness and disease. This innovative volume redresses the balance by exploring chronic illness and social work, through the...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Women's Health in Africa

    Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

    Edited by Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Eleanor Krassen Covan, Elizabeth Fugate-Whitlock

    This edited book includes new policy-relevant research on women’s health issues in Africa. Scholars explore critical topics from different disciplinary traditions using a variety of research methodologies and data sources. The contributors include African scholars with in-depth knowledge of their...

    Published May 1st 2015 by Routledge