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Routledge has an illustrious history in research and reference publishing. You can explore this area of the site to learn more about our featured research, reference, monographs, handbooks and major works in Nursing & Health. In addition, you can visit one of following areas for broad representation of our reference publishing program:

Recent Research & Reference Articles

  1. New - The Invisible Work of Nurses

    Drawing on extensive observational research of the everyday work in a UK hospital, and insights from practice-based approaches and actor network theory, the aim of this book is to lay the empirical and theoretical foundations for a reappraisal of the nursing contribution to society by shining a light on the invisible aspect of nurses’ work. Nurses, it is argued, can be understood as focal actors in health systems and through myriad processes of ‘translational mobilisation’ sustain the networks through which care is organized. Not only is this work an essential driver of action, it also operates as a powerful countervailing force to the centrifugal tendencies inherent in healthcare organisations which, for all their gloss of order and rationality, are in reality very loose arrangements.

  2. New & Key Asian Health Titles

    We are pleased to present a selection of new and key Asian Health books! Browse the titles below and click on the links to find out more, buy a copy, or recommend to a librarian.

  3. New - Providing Compassionate Healthcare

    Citing evidence that when the basic needs of patients are attended to with kindness and understanding, recovery oftentimes takes place at a faster level, patients cope more effectively with the self-management of chronic disorders and can more easily overcome anxiety associated with various disorders, this book looks at how good care can be put back into the process of caring.

  4. New - Religious Responses to HIV and AIDS

    This book documents a diverse portfolio of religious responses to HIV and AIDS, going beyond the psychology of religion to examine the role of religious institutions and cultures as key players in civil society. It demonstrates how research can be done on religion in the area of global public health, showing how civil society organizations shape opportunities for health promotion: a crucial and new area of global public health research.
     

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    Learning about Emotions in Illness – Editors’ Q&A

    Learning about Emotions in Illness discusses two different teaching approaches developed at University College London to help medical students understand the role of emotions in illness, communicate more effectively, and gain a deeper understanding of the doctor–patient relationship. The book's editors, Peter Shoenberg and Jessica Yakeley, kindly agreed to participate in a Q&A in which they elaborate on the ideas presented in their book.

  6. Circumcision, Public Health, Genital Autonomy and Cultural Rights

    This collection considers the apparent contradictions and complications of the contemporary status and deployment of the many forms of genital cutting, raising a serious, wide-reaching question: what scope should society have to impose physically invasive rites on people?

  7. Learning about Emotions in Illness

    Peter Shoenberg, Jessica Yakeley and their contributors discuss two different teaching approaches developed at UCL to help medical students understand the role of emotions in illness, communicate more effectively, and gain a deeper understanding of the doctor patient relationship. The book will be a key resource for physicians, general practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists who are involved in medical teaching and for medical students.
     

  8. New - Substance Use Disorders in African American Communities

    This book is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and recovery of African Americans with substance use disorders. African Americans are disproportionately represented in the addictions, criminal justice, and child welfare systems. It is clear that, when their culturally specific needs are not met, they are vulnerable to continuous relapse and the revolving door syndrome. There has been little written that focuses exclusively on prevention, treatment, and recovery among African Americans.  

  9. New - Health Education: Critical Perspectives

    This new volume in the Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics series provides a socio-cultural and critical approach to health education. The book draws together international experts in the fields of health and education who deconstruct contemporary discourses and practices, and re-imagine a health education that both connects with young people and offers a way forward in addressing issues of health and wellbeing.

  10. Routledge Studies in Public Health series

    The Routledge Studies in Public Health series is a forum for the discussion of the latest and most important ideas and issues in public health. The series presents the work of both well-established and emerging scholars across the globe, offering a truly international perspective, and is important reading for all series students, researchers and practitioners within public health. 

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