Health Studies

Health Across the Lifespan

  1. Play in Early Childhood

    From Birth to Six Years, 3rd Edition

    By Mary Sheridan, Justine Howard, Dawn Alderson

    Based on the pioneering work of Mary D. Sheridan, Play in Early Childhood is a classic introductory text to play and development – key topics for all those who work with young children. Updated for a contemporary audience and fully evidence-based, it explains how children’s play develops and how...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  2. The Evidence-based Parenting Practitioner’s Handbook

    By Kirsten Asmussen

    The Evidence-based Parenting Practitioner’s Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the knowledge necessary to effectively deliver evidence-based parenting interventions within community and health settings. Using clear examples of how this knowledge can inform frontline work with parents,...

    Published May 25th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Schools

    Edited by Peter Aggleton, Catherine Dennison, Ian Warwick

    The contribution schools can make to improving students’ health and wellbeing is increasingly recognised. Schools that have embraced this role and adapted policies and practices to create an environment in which young people feel safe and happy have reported broad and significant gains. Through...

    Published January 13th 2010 by Routledge

  4. From Birth to Sixteen

    Children's Health, Social, Emotional and Linguistic Development

    By Helen Cowie

    From Birth to Sixteen outlines children’s physical, social, emotional, and language development from infancy through to adolescence. In both its practical application of research and its contribution to the assessment of child development, this text provides essential reading for those studying...

    Published February 1st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse

    Tackling the Health and Mental Health Effects

    By Catherine Itzin, Ann Taket, Sarah Barter-Godfrey

    Domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, and sexual exploitation through prostitution, pornography and trafficking can have many significant adverse impacts on a survivor’s health and wellbeing, in the short, medium and long-term. Taking a life-course approach, the book...

    Published September 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  6. Critical Approaches to Care

    Understanding Caring Relations, Identities and Cultures

    Edited by Chrissie Rogers, Susie Weller

    Series: Relationships and Resources

    What does ‘care’ mean in contemporary society? How are caring relationships practised in different contexts? What resources do individuals and collectives draw upon in order to care for, care with and care about themselves and others? How do such relationships and practices relate to broader social...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Generational Intelligence

    A Critical Approach to Age Relations

    By Simon Biggs, Ariela Lowenstein

    The question of communication and understanding between different generations is emerging as a key issue for the twenty-first century. The advent of ageing populations may lead to increased conflict or solidarity in society, and provokes a profound ambivalence both in public and in the private...

    Published April 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  8. Aging Men, Masculinities and Modern Medicine

    Edited by Antje Kampf, Barbara L. Marshall, Alan Petersen

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Aging Men, Masculinities and Modern Medicine explores the multiple socio-historical contexts surrounding men’s aging bodies in modern medicine from a global perspective. The first of its kind, it investigates the interrelated aspects of aging, masculinities and biomedicine, allowing for a timely...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  9. International Perspectives on Elder Abuse

    Edited by Amanda Phelan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    Elder abuse has been increasingly recognised over the past ten years in many countries and progress has been made in both understanding and addressing the issue. This volume provides a much-needed international overview of the topic. Opening with an examination of what elder abuse is, Amanda Phelan...

    Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Perspectives on Care at Home for Older People

    Edited by Christine Ceci, Kristín Björnsdóttir, Mary Ellen Purkis

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    Demographic and epidemiological changes mean that frail older people have come to be seen as an expensive problem for health care systems. The challenge for professionals and policy-makers is to find ways to respond to the coming crisis by delivering high-quality care in the home. This collection...

    Published August 25th 2011 by Routledge