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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 86 new and published books in the subject of Sociology of Health and Illness — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

    Edited by Nick Watson, Alan Roulstone, Carol Thomas

    The Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to disability and provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the main issues in the field around the world today. Adopting an international perspective and consisting entirely of newly commissioned chapters...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Culture, Ethnicity and Chronic Conditions

    A Global Synthesis

    Edited by Charles Agyemang, Ama de-Graft Aikins

    The global burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as hypertension, diabetes and cancers, and of common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, has a disproportionate impact on the low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The pattern...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Global Perspectives on Dissociative Disorders

    Individual and Societal Oppression

    Edited by Vedat Sar, Warwick Middleton, Martin Dorahy

    Dissociative disorders are one of the psychiatric consequences of childhood psychological trauma. While oppression is an aspect of traumatic conditions, dissociation undermines resistance to oppression throughout a person’s lifespan. Neither oppression nor dissociation are restricted to particular...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Practising Social Inclusion

    Edited by Ann Taket, Beth R. Crisp, Melissa Graham, Lisa Hanna, Sophie Goldingay, Linda Wilson

    Practising Social Inclusion presents what we know about what works, and why, in promoting social inclusion and practising in a socially inclusive way. Contributing to the growing debates on social inclusion, this book moves beyond discussion of who it is that is socially excluded and the processes...

    Published June 24th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 October 21st 2012 by Routledge

  6. Dimensions of Pain

    Humanities and Social Science Perspectives

    Edited by Lisa Folkmarson Käll

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Pain research is still dominated by biomedical perspectives and the need to articulate pain in ways other than those offered by evidence based medical models is pressing. Examining closely subjective experiences of pain, this book explores the way in which pain is situated, communicated and formed...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Responding to Men in Crisis

    By Brian Taylor

    Responding to Men in Crisis is based on new research looking at gendered assumptions about rationality and men's mental health. It looks at postmodern theory in relation to masculinities and madness, and discusses key contemporary debates in political uses of risk, dangerousness and so on. The...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociology

    Edited by Graham Scambler

    Series: Critical Studies in Health and Society

    Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociology explores the work of key social theorists and the application of their ideas to issues around health and illness. Encouraging students and researchers to use mainstream sociological thought to inform and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the...

    Published April 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education

    Edited by Caragh Brosnan, Bryan S. Turner

    The Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education provides a contemporary introduction to this classic area of sociology by examining the social origin and implications of the epistemological, organizational and demographic challenges facing medical education in the twenty-first century....

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Practice-based Evidence for Healthcare

    Clinical Mindlines

    By John Gabbay, Andrée le May

    This book challenges the evidence-based practice movement to re-think its assumptions. Firmly rooted in real practice while drawing lucidly on a great breadth of theoretical frameworks, it examines afresh how clinicians use knowledge. Evidence-based practice has recently become a key part of the...

    Published November 16th 2010 by Routledge