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New and Published Books

  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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing

    Social Justice as Praxis

    Edited by Paula N. Kagan, Marlaine C. Smith, Peggy L. Chinn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    This anthology presents the philosophical and practice perspectives of nurse scholars whose works center on promoting nursing research, practice, and education within frameworks of social justice and critical theories. Social justice nursing is defined by the editors as nursing practice that is...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Comprehensive Care for HIV/AIDS

    Community-Based Strategies

    By Teresa L. Scheid

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    A comprehensive health care system consists of services that are coordinated and integrated along the full continuum of care. For HIV patients, this includes physical health care, infectious disease management, crisis care, mental health care, substance abuse counseling, and social support services...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Suffering Narratives of Older Adults

    A Phenomenological Approach to Serious Illness, Chronic Pain, Recovery and Maternal Care

    By Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey

    Series: Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

    In Suffering Narratives of Older Adults, Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey turns to the traditions of phenomenology, humanistic psychology and social work to provide an in-depth exploration of the deep structure of the suffering experience. She draws upon the notion of maternal holding to develop an...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Providing Compassionate Healthcare

    Challenges in Policy and Practice

    Edited by Sue Shea, Robin Wynyard, Christos Lionis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Religious Responses to HIV and AIDS

    Edited by Miguel Munoz-Laboy, Jonathan Garcia, Joyce Moon-Howard, Patrick A. Wilson, Richard Parker

    Drawing on a wide range of methodologies, this book documents a diverse portfolio of religious responses to HIV and AIDS at the local and global levels in sites from sub-Saharan Africa to New York City. The volume goes beyond the psychology of religion, which is often based on how religion is used...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Branding and Designing Disability

    Reconceptualising Disability Studies

    By Elizabeth DePoy, Stephen Gilson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

    Over the past fifty years, design and branding have become omnipotent in the market and have made their way to other domains as well. Given their potential to divide humans into categories and label their worth and value, design and branding can wield immense but currently unharnessed powers of...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Caring and Well-being

    A Lifeworld Approach

    By Kathleen Galvin, Les Todres

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Something is missing in contemporary health and social care. Health and illness is often measured in policy documents in economic terms, and clinical outcomes are enmeshed in statistical data, with the patient’s experience left to one side. This stimulating book is concerned with how to humanise...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Dis/ability Studies

    Theorising disablism and ableism

    By Dan Goodley

    In this ground-breaking new work, Dan Goodley makes the case for a novel, distinct, intellectual, and political project – dis/ability studies – an orientation that might encourage us to think again about the phenomena of disability and ability. Drawing on a range of interdisciplinary areas,...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge