Health Studies

Health Leadership, Management and Research

  1. Managing in Health and Social Care

    2nd Edition

    By Vivien Martin, Julie Charlesworth, Euan Henderson

    Managing in Health and Social Care is about developing skills to manage and improve health and social care services. The focus throughout is on the role that a manager can play in ensuring effective delivery of high-quality services. Examples from social care and health settings are used to...

    Published February 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  2. 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 17th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Critical Reflection in Context

    Applications in Health and Social Care

    Edited by Jan Fook, Fiona Gardner

    Critical reflection enables practitioners – especially those within health and social care –to theorise from their own practice, improving and developing their work and practising both creatively and professionally. This book provides an accessible overview of the influential Fook/Gardner Critical...

    Published September 27th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Advanced Practice in Healthcare

    Skills for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

    Edited by Carol Cox, Marie Hill, Victoria Lack

    Advanced Practice in Healthcare outlines the key components of advanced practice in which healthcare professionals are engaged. With a clear skills focus, it explores issues critical to providing effective enhanced care to patients whilst managing and negotiating the complexities of the healthcare...

    Published November 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  5. Health Professionals and Trust

    The Cure for Healthcare Law and Policy

    By Mark Henaghan

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    An ever increasing number of codes of conduct, disciplinary bodies, ethics committees and bureaucratic policies now prescribe how health professionals and health researchers relate to their patients. In this book, Mark Henaghan argues that the result of this trend towards heightened regulation has...

    Published October 20th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  6. Governing the New NHS

    Issues and Tensions in Health Service Management

    By John Storey, John Bullivant, Andrew Corbett-Nolan

    The new NHS is a very different organisation to the one set up 60 years ago. Two decades of reforms have introduced a market element, unprecedented transparency, patient choice, new incentives, devolved accountabilities and a host of new regulatory bodies. All these changes have made governance a...

    Published September 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  7. Sustainability, Midwifery and Birth

    Edited by Lorna Davies, Rea Daellenbach, Mary Kensington

    Environmental awareness and sustainability are vitally important concepts in the twenty first century and, as a low environmental impact healthcare profession, midwifery has the potential to stand as a model of excellence. This innovative volume promotes a sustainable approach to midwifery...

    Published October 7th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Involving Children and Young People in Health and Social Care Research

    Edited by Jennie Fleming, Thilo Boeck

    Led by both children’s rights perspectives and methodological arguments, there is an increasing emphasis on children and young people’s participation in health and social care research by researchers, policy makers and funding bodies – with many now considering the active involvement of children...

    Published May 20th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Qualitative Research in the Health Sciences

    Methodologies, Methods and Processes

    By Bev Taylor, Karen Francis

    There is a growing interest in, and acceptance of, qualitative research approaches in the health science disciplines, both as standalone methodologies and integrated with quantitative designs in mixed methods approaches. This comprehensive text provides deeper knowledge and application of a wide...

    Published June 19th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Qualitative Research Methods in Sport, Exercise and Health

    From Process to Product

    By Andrew C. Sparkes, Brett Smith

    Qualitative forms of inquiry are a dynamic and exciting area within contemporary research in sport, exercise and health. Students and researchers at all levels are now expected to understand qualitative approaches and be able to employ them in their work. In this comprehensive and in-depth...

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge