Health & Social Care

Our Routledge Health and Social Care handbooks showcase the best in cutting edge research across health and social care from around the world and cover a number of disciplines and professions including public health, nursing, social work, the sociology of health and illness, and disability studies. Covering topics that range from health and social work education and research methodologies, through the relationship between culture and sexuality, to considerations around mental health and global health, our handbooks provide high quality, international and interdisciplinary resources for an academic audience. This subject’s full title listing can be downloaded here. As long as there are a minimum of titles available within a subject area then these titles can be purchased within a Subject Collection. New Subject Collections are created annually as new titles are added to the platform.



The Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication consists of forty chapters that provide a broad, comprehensive, and systematic overview of the role that linguistics plays within health com...
In a world where genocide, hunger, poverty, war, and disease persist and where richer nations often fail to act to address these problems or act too late, a prerequisite to achieving even modest socia...
A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2014! 2014 winner of the American Association for the History of Nursing’s Mary M.
Suicide remains one of the most pressing public health concerns across the world.
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, key public health issues and challenges have taken centre stage.
The Routledge Handbook of Clinical Supervision provides a global ‘state of the art’ overview of clinical supervision, presenting and examining the most comprehensive, robust empirical evidence upon wh...
The last two decades have witnessed an explosion of research on sexuality as the social sciences have worked to find new ways of understanding a rapidly changing world.
The Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to disability and provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the main issues in the field around the world tod...
Qualitative research, once on the fringes, now plays a central part in advancing nursing and midwifery knowledge, contributing to the development of the evidence base for healthcare practice.
In the United States, the causes and even the meanings of poverty are disconnected from the causes and meanings of global poverty.
The provision and use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been growing globally over the last 40 years.
Urban planning is deeply implicated in both the planetary crisis of climate change and the personal crises of unhealthy lifestyles.
Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts.
Twenty-first century medical schools, postgraduate bodies and other medical education organisations are responding to rapid advances in medicine, healthcare delivery, educational approaches and techno...
Designed to support global development of nursing science, the Routledge International Handbook of Advanced Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research provides a new, comprehensive, and authoritative tr...
Global health has emerged as a distinct field of academic research and professional activity.
Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy is the first book of its kind to bring together leading professionals and academics from around the world to discuss their practice from a truly intern...
The Routledge International Handbook of Social Work Education provides an authoritative overview of current understanding through coverage of key debates, exploring the state of play in particular soc...
The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology provides a contemporary overview of the key themes in medical anthropology.
"I welcome, at long last, a book on global mental health targeted to nurses, the front-line health worker for billions of people around the world.
All recent books on international social work mention Africa only briefly and few engage with the broader field of development studies.
The Routledge Handbook of Health Tourism provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the philosophical, conceptual and managerial issues in the field of health tourism with contributions fr...
Developing countries may not have full-fledged welfare states like those we find in Europe, but certainly they have welfare state systems.
This international volume provides a comprehensive account of contemporary research, new perspectives and cutting-edge issues surrounding religion and spirituality in social work.
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