Social Work and Social Welfare

Health and Society

  1. Health and Inequality

    Applying Public Health Research to Policy and Practice

    Edited by Angela M. Tod, Julia Hirst

    How can research on the social determinants of health be translated into real life public health practice? Challenging the research-practice gap, this text shows readers from a range of professions how their practice can help to minimise health inequalities. The social model of health embraces...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Social Justice in Clinical Practice

    A Liberation Health Framework for Social Work

    Edited by Dawn Belkin Martinez, Ann Fleck-Henderson

    Social work theory and ethics places social justice at its core and recognises that many clients from oppressed and marginalized communities frequently suffer greater forms and degrees of physical and mental illness. However, social justice work has all too often been conceptualized as a macro...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Social Work Practice for Promoting Health and Wellbeing

    Critical Issues

    Edited by Liz Beddoe, Jane Maidment

    Promoting health and wellbeing is an essential part of all effective social work – not just for practice in healthcare settings. In fact, the IFSW holds that ‘social workers in all settings are engaged in health work’ and physical and mental resilience can make a major difference to all service...

    Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Empowerment, Health Promotion and Young People

    A Critical Approach

    By Grace Spencer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Health

    Globally, young people’s health is an increasing priority area for health practitioners, policy-makers and researchers, and concepts of empowerment feature strongly in international public health discourses on young people’s health. Yet the concept of empowerment remains under-theorized, and its...

    Published October 20th 2013 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...

    To Be Published July 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Transnational Families, Migration and the Circulation of Care

    Understanding Mobility and Absence in Family Life

    Edited by Loretta Baldassar, Laura Merla

    Series: Routledge Research in Transnationalism

    Without denying the difficulties that confront migrants and their distant kin, this volume highlights the agency of family members in transnational processes of care, in an effort to acknowledge the transnational family as an increasingly common family form and to question the predominantly...

    Published October 1st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Promoting Health and Well-being in Social Work Education

    Edited by Beth R. Crisp, Liz Beddoe

    Social work educators can play an important part in ensuring that the promotion of health and well-being is firmly on the social work agenda for service users, as well as for students and educators. Nevertheless, this has not been a priority within social work education and presents a challenge...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. Partners in Palliative Care

    Enhancing Ethics in Care at the End-of-Life

    Edited by Mary Beth Morrissey, Bruce Jennings

    The Collaborative for Palliative Care ("Collaborative") is a grassroots consortium of public and private organizations that came together in 2005 for the purposes of studying the increasing need for palliative care and the methods for such care. It has grown from a small fledgling group to a...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights

    By Ann Taket

    Important links between health and human rights are increasingly recognised and human rights can be viewed as one of the social determinants of health. Furthermore, a human rights framework provides an excellent foundation for advocacy on health inequalities, a value-based alternative to views of...

    Published April 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  11. Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation

    Policies, Practices and Skills

    By Clive Langman

    This text provides an overview of vocational rehabilitation (VR) practice, making it the perfect companion for students and practitioners with an interest in supporting people back to work and improving their sense of health and well-being. The book is divided into three parts: the first covers...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge

  12. Social Work in Health Settings

    Practice in Context, 3rd Edition

    By Toba Schwaber Kerson, Judith L.M. McCoyd, Associates

    The most comprehensive book of its kind, Social Work in Health Settings presents a "practice in context" framework which is then applied in thirty-one casebook chapters, covering a great variety of health care settings from working with survivors of domestic violence through supporting people with...

    Published January 3rd 2010 by Routledge