Applying Public Health Research to Policy and Practice
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
A Liberation Health Framework for Social Work
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
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
A Critical Approach
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
A Phenomenological Approach to Serious illness, Chronic Pain, Recovery and Maternal Care
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
Understanding Mobility and Absence in Family Life
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
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
A Lifeworld Approach
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
Enhancing Ethics in Care at the End-of-Life
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
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
Policies, Practices and Skills
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
Practice in Context, 3rd Edition
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