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Created By: Rhonda Contreras | Last Updated: Jan 04, 2022

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    The SAGE Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine

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    Content Type: handbooks

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2022)

    With new chapters on key topics such as mental health, the environment, race, ethnicity and health, and pharmaceuticals, this new edition maintains its multidisciplinary framework and bridges the gap between health policy and the sociology of health. It builds upon the success of the first by encompassing a range of issues, studies, and disciplines. The broad coverage of topics in addition to new chapters present an engagement with contemporary issues, resulting in a valuable teaching aid. This second edition brings together a diverse range of leading international scholars with contributors from Australia, Puerto-Rico, USA, Guatemala, Germany, Sri Lanka, Botswana, UK, South Sudan, Mexico, South Korea, Canada and more. The second edition of this Handbook remains a key resource for undergraduates, post-graduates, and researchers across multidisciplinary backgrounds including: medicine, health and social care, sociology, and anthropology. Part One: Culture, Society and Health; Part Two: Lived Experiences; Part Three: Health Care Systems, Access and Use; and Part Four: Health in Environmental and Planetary Context.

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    Courage in Healthcare: A Necessary Virtue or Warning Sign?

    By: &

    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd (2019)

    A bold, original book that sheds new light on our understanding of the role courage plays in healthcare. Critically analysing both the positive and negative implications of the presence of courage in delivering care, the authors present literature, theory, and detailed examples from practice, including whistleblower’s own accounts of courage-demanding situations. With a view to promoting better patient outcomes, well-being for practitioners, and support for those who feel compelled to ‘speak out’ and challenge bad practice, Courage in Healthcare is an invaluable resource for any healthcare practitioner working in the NHS today, a rallying call and a practical guide.

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    Global Health

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    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

    The concept of global health has moved on from focusing on the problems of the developing world to encompass health problems with global impact. Whether health professionals work internationally or work with people from different countries and cultures in their own country, global health issues impact daily on local healthcare delivery and professional practice. Written by an expert author team, this illuminating guide for healthcare students and practitioners introduces the major themes, challenges and debates relevant to global health that will equip the reader with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in this multi-faceted area of practice.

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    The Health of People: How the social sciences can improve population health

    By:Campaign for Social Science

    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

    As Britain ages amid austerity, more and more people will suffer from long-term health conditions. Obesity and diabetes are on the rise. Mental health problems are widespread. Tobacco and addictions are well-known killers. Each condition brings high costs, both financial and social. Meanwhile, budgets for the NHS, social care and public health are being squeezed. Despite this potential crisis, new opportunities are emerging to support both healthcare providers and the population. Advances in understanding will change how behaviour can prevent and mitigate ill health. Our approach to health must become more ‘social’. The Health of People – a report compiled by the Campaign for Social Sciences – investigates a range of ways to cut the cost of health interventions and to improve patient outcomes as well as ways of preventing people becoming patients. The report includes arguments for and case studies in favour of a more rounded, social science informed view of health and wellbeing. It concludes with an invitation to clinicians and policy makers to think outside the box of ‘care’ about the causes and prevention of ill health.

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    Thoughtful Health Care: Ethical Awareness and Reflective Practice

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    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

    Thoughtful Health Care offers a timely antidote to a climate dominated by endless rules, regulations, mission statements, and codes of practice. Fixation on avoiding risk at all costs has created a checkbox culture where everyone is treated according to standardized plans. Yet, people are complicated, and cannot be understood disconnected from the complex histories, values, and environments that shape us. Obsessive focus on “safety first” has obscured this reality and drastically undervalued critical thinking and insightful practice. David Seedhouse explains how simplistic labeling, mindless targets and empty slogans have created a delusion of control and efficiency, obscuring actual patient and carer realities. Using thought-provoking examples from health care and beyond, the book advocates the restoration of thoughtfulness, creativity, and independence in health work. By reading this book, students and practitioners alike will be aided in developing their decision making and critical thinking skills, and ultimately serve those in their care better and with more honesty. The book ends with a powerful and practical toolkit that can be used thoughtfully and effectively by every open-minded health worker. Thoughtful Health Care is for any health worker committed to caring with ethical awareness and practical sensitivity.

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    Health Promotion and Wellbeing in People with Mental Health Problems

    Edited by: &

    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

    This proposal is for a new textbook to help nursing students and other healthcare professionals promote and improve the health and wellbeing of those with mental health problems. There is a current review into nursing and healthcare education which is set to change the way nurses and healthcare professionals are trained in future years, and one of the report’s main recommendations is enabling nurses and other healthcare professionals to work with those with mental health problems regardless of their chosen ‘field’ of practice, recognising that those with mental health problems often are at increased risk of developing physical health problems (and vice versa). This book will help nurses understand how to promote physical health and general wellbeing in those with mental health problems, focussing on what interventions can work to make a difference in health outcomes for specific issues that may lead to poor physical health in this client group such as smoking, medication side effects, apathy and poor motivation. There are competing texts in this area, and two similar books from SAGE/ LM, but these have tended to focus on specific body systems and diseases, e.g. cardiovascular disease, whereas this is already covered in anatomy and physiology / pathophysiology books that all students tend to buy and read. The sales of the SAGE Collins title has been not as good as we’d hoped, perhaps due to this reason. Instead, the proposed book focusses on how to intervene to improve health, covering techniques such as motivational interviewing, promoting physical activity, smoking cessation etc. It has a positive recovery focus backed up by expert contributors who have experience of developing approaches for improving health and wellbeing in those with mental health problems. This is a timely publication in that it will be written to fit in with the current changes to nursing / health education and may benefit from a wider market than the Collins text since all nursing and healthcare students will be expected to be able to work with those with mental health problems, and health promotion/ improvement will assume a greater importance in the role of the nurse in new programmes. There is always a core module/ theme on health improvement and promotion in the second year of nursing programmes so the book will ‘map’ better onto these modules than the Collins book. The editors are very experienced lecturers and authors, and have assured me that they will be taking a close control over the final content of the book, rewriting contributions so that there is a unity and flow to the book. Tim is very well known in this field and has published widely, including a sucessful mental health textbook which sold over 4000 copies. The proposal reviewed really well, reflecting the points above, with two reviewers saying it would be essential reading, one saying it would be one of a few main books and one as recommended reading: ”“I consider the book as having significant relevance to the BSc nursing curriculum across adult and mental health fields and across all three years of the programme. . . I would recommend the book as essential reading and would be happy to promote it to each new intake of mental health nursing students as they commence their training” Rebecca Rylance, Liverpool John Moores. The majority of the reviews did not suggest any major changes, apart from one reviewer who felt it should include both body systems AND health and wellbeing aspects. I believe this would increase the size of the book and as suggested above, mean it replicates the content of other books students will be buying anyway, and so appeal less to students. However the authors have decided to add a chapter on common medical conditions such as cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, COPD etc to help mental health and other health care professionals understand how these impact / interact specifically with mental health conditions.

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    The Essentials of Nursing Leadership

    By: &

    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

    This new approach to leadership focuses on how students can develop your leadership skills right from the start of their nursing programme through to transitioning to their first role. The book first takes students through the underpinning knowledge and theory and then through practical skills to help them understand all aspects of leadership and how it is a key component of providing quality care to patients in a range of environments and settings. Real stories from nursing leaders, practitioners and students are included to inspire students and show them how they can impact positively on practice, whatever level they are working at. Key features include:  • Real life focus, grounded in everyday practice, with lots of case studies and examples to help students see how theory relates to practice  • Activities to help students reflect about their own practice, and about themselves as leaders  • Video interviews with nurse leaders and students on the companion website  • Further reading and links to journal articles in both the book and more on the companion website help students delve deeper and prepare for assessments.

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