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  1. The Impact of Inequality

    How to Make Sick Societies Healthier

    By Richard G. Wilkinson

    In this book, pioneering social epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson, shows how inequality affects social relations and well-being. In wealthy countries, health is not simply a matter of material circumstances and access to health care; it is also how your relationships and social standing make you...

    Published June 8th 2005 by Routledge

  2. Compassionate Cities

    By Allan Kellehear

    Once it was difficult to see end of life care beyond conventional medical intervention, but hospice and palliative care introduced a more holistic approach, providing quality of life for the dying and their families. This ground-breaking work takes end-of-life care beyond these palliative...

    Published June 1st 2005 by Routledge

  3. Doctor, What's Wrong?

    Making the NHS Human Again

    By Sophie Petit-Zeman

    Does your doctor really care about you? Do you have time to care about your patients in the middle of all the red tape? Can we claw back tender, loving healthcare before losing sight of what it is? The medical machine is spinning out of control. Making the NHS better is about people, not about...

    Published May 25th 2005 by Routledge

  4. Unbecoming Mothers

    The Social Production of Maternal Absence

    By Diana Gustafson

    Learn the “who,” “what,” and “why” of unbecoming a motherIn a society where becoming a mother is naturalized, “unbecoming” a mother—the process of coming to live apart from biological children—is regarded as unnatural, improper, or even...

    Published May 17th 2005 by Routledge

  5. Dying to be Men

    Youth, Masculinity and Social Exclusion

    By Gary Barker

    Series: Sexuality, Culture and Health

    One of the first comparative reflections of its kind, this book examines the challenges that young men face when trying to grow up in societies where violence is the norm. Barker, who has worked directly with low-income youth and witnessed first hand the violence he describes, provides a compelling...

    Published April 20th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Handling Death and Bereavement at Work

    By David Charles-Edwards

    An estimated 3,500 people die every day in the UK. If someone at work or their partner or close family member dies, managers and colleagues need to respond appropriately. This book breaks new ground in placing bereavement on the management agenda. It addresses some challenging questions such as:...

    Published March 23rd 2005 by Routledge

  7. Genetic Governance

    Health, Risk and Ethics in a Biotech Era

    Edited by Robin Bunton, Alan Petersen

    Ethical and practical issues around genetic research are of major international concern, both in academia and in the public domain. Questions concerning what interventions are possible and appropriate with the increasing amount of genetic information available, challenge our understandings of...

    Published February 23rd 2005 by Routledge

  8. Contemporary Issues in Gerontology

    Promoting Positive Ageing

    Edited by Victor Minichiello, Irene Coulson

    Written by leading international experts, this book helps students and practitioners to better understand and cater for the needs of our ageing population. It examines: how services can be provided to meet the expectations and needs of a growing population of ageing citizens within a...

    Published February 14th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    Edited by Tom Heller, Geraldine Lee-Treweek, Jeanne Katz, Julie Stone, Sue Spurr

    This book explores the challenging issues associated with complementary and alternative medicine in the context of the social, political and cultural influences that shape people's health.Divided clearly into three sections, this book: sets out the general context of social change, consumption and...

    Published January 26th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Reader

    Edited by Geraldine Lee Treweek, Tom Heller, Julie Stone, Hilary MacQueen, Jeanne Katz

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an emerging and increasingly popular group of treatments, therapies and philosophies of health and wellbeing. It is a fascinating and fast-changing area of social life, which also poses an interesting challenge to current healthcare delivery and...

    Published December 22nd 2004 by Routledge