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  1. Health and Elite Sport

    Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?

    Edited by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Health and Elite Sport is the first book to critically examine the relationship between participation in high performance sport and health outcomes. Drawing on theory and empirical data from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, developmental psychology, epidemiology, and physical...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Impact of New Health Imperatives on Educational Policy and Schooling

    Edited by Jan Wright, Valerie Harwood

    Series: Woodhead Fibre Series

    Currently a great deal of public discourse around health is on the assumed relationship between childhood inactivity, young people’s diets, and a putative steep rise in obesity. Children and young people are increasingly being identified as a population at ‘risk’ in relation to these health...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts

    A Re-examination of Gender

    By Sarah Wendt, Lana Zannettino

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    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

  4. Death: A Philosophical Inquiry

    By Paul Fairfield

    From Nietzsche's pronouncement that "God is dead" to Camus' argument that suicide is the fundamental question of philosophy, the concept of death plays an important role in existential phenomenology, reaching from Kierkegaard to Heidegger and Marcel. This book explores the phenomenology of death...

    Published September 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Health Care and Immigration

    Understanding the Connections

    Edited by Patricia Fernández-Kelly, Alejandro Portes

    Series: Ethnic and Racial Studies

    This pioneering volume represents the culmination of state-of-the-art research whose purpose was to investigate the relationship between health care and immigration in the USA - two broken systems in need of reform. This volume sets out to answer the question: how do medical institutions...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Promoting Health and Well-being in Social Work Education

    Edited by Beth R. Crisp, Liz Beddoe

    Social work educators can play an important part in ensuring that the promotion of health and well-being is firmly on the social work agenda for service users, as well as for students and educators. Nevertheless, this has not been a priority within social work education and presents a challenge...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Eating Disorders and Mindfulness

    Exploring Alternative Approaches to Treatment

    Edited by Leah M. DeSole

    This book presents an overview of the latest psychological knowledge about the application of mindfulness-based interventions in the field of eating disorders. Increasingly, these interventions are used in therapeutic practice. They encourage clients to process their experience fully, as it arises,...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents

    An Interdisciplinary Discussion

    Edited by Jack Drescher, William Byne

    Extremely gender variant children and adolescents (minors), increasingly referred to as 'trans' or 'transgender children,' are small in number. In recent years, their situation has become highly sensationalized, whilst the matter of how to best treat them remains an area of controversy. A growing...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Invisible Work of Nurses

    Hospitals, Organisation and Healthcare

    By Davina Allen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    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

  10. Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education

    Fear, Risk and Moral Panic

    Edited by Heather Piper

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    In our increasingly risk-averse society, touch and touching behaviours between professionals and children have become a fraught issue. In sports coaching and physical education, touching young sports performers and participants has, in some contexts, come to be redefined as dubious and dangerous....

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge