Health & Social Care

  • The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society

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    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society

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    The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society was published in 2007 and received a 2008 Editors’ Choice Award from Booklist. It served as a general, non-technical resource focusing on cancer from the perspective of the social and behavioral sciences, exploring social and economic impacts, the “business” of cancer, advertising of drugs and treatment centers, how behavior change could offer great potential for cancer prevention, environmental risks, food additives and regulation, the relation between race and ethnicity and cancer risk, socioeconomic status, controversies–both scientific and political–in cancer treatment and research, country-by-country entries on cancer around the world, and more. Given various developments in the field including new drug treatments, political controversies over use of the vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix with young girls to...

  • Literature Reviews in Social Work

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    Literature Reviews in Social Work

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    This book will provide you with a clear and accessible guide to the process of conducting a literature review, giving you the skills, confidence and knowledge required to produce your own successful review.

    Drawing on their wealth of teaching experience, the authors outline best practice in: -Choosing your topic; -Effective search strategies; -Taking notes; -Organising your material; -Accurate referencing; -Managing the process of writing your literature review; -Enhancing evidence-based practice.

    Trying to complete a literature review, research project or dissertation as part of your social work degree? This book will prove the perfect companion.

    Robin Kiteley is Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield.

    Chris Stogdon is a social work educator and practitioner.

  • Social Work Research in Practice: Ethical and Political Contexts

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    Social Work Research in Practice: Ethical and Political Contexts

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    This new edition of Social Work Research in Practice: Ethical and Political Contexts explores the intrinsic connection between knowledge, research and practice in social work. The authors argue that through a better appreciation of research, the highest standards of social work can be achieved.The second edition investigates contemporary approaches which impact on the discourses of social work research, including:– Evidence-based practice– User-led research– Anti-oppressive practice– Practice-based researchEach chapter has been fully updated with a rich range of case examples and references. Further reading is also included, so that readers can expand their knowledge.This book is a valuable resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as practitioners working in the field of social work.

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