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Health and wellbeing

The health inequalities in our society, especially when taken internationally, are stark and have been revealed and made worse by COVID-19. Health literacy around the world is irregular, particularly in communities that struggle to even get basic access to healthcare, and the long-term links between poverty and health are becoming more evident.

Focussing on UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing, our publishing in this area examines the issues and looks towards providing solutions. Our COVID-19 Collection, for example, showcases our content on the pandemic, in order to encourage broader perspectives and collaborations across global and disciplinary boundaries.

Bristol University Press and Policy Press are signed up to the UN SDG Publishers Compact. In Health and wellbeing, we aim to address the following goal:

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Home Sweet Home?

The impact of poor housing on health

This report looks in detail at the impact poor housing has on health, using data from the National Child Development Study. It provides important information to inform the current debate on Our Healthier Nation and to strengthen arguments for health, housing and social care agencies to work together.

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Working for a living?

Employment, benefits and the living standards of disabled people

This valuable study compares the welfare states of Sweden, Germany and Britain on the basis of social policy provision for disabled people of working age, particularly in the areas of income maintenance and employment policy.

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Approaching retirement

Social divisions, welfare and exclusion

Using the idea of the social division of welfare as a template, this book assesses different approaches to retirement pensions policy, highlighting their relative strengths and weaknesses. An invaluable resource for social science students and for those who teach them. Economists and pension practitioners will also find food for thought here.

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Communication and health in a multi-ethnic society

This book provides a rigorous and challenging review of recent research in the realms of communication and cultural diversity. Focusing on health communication interventions concerning service users who may lack fluency in English, it shows that meeting the needs of all health service users depends on both structures and processes of communication.

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Senior citizenship?

Retirement, migration and welfare in the European Union

Debates about citizenship in Europe are increasingly topical as the EU expands. This book charts the development of mobility and welfare rights for retired people moving or returning home under the Free Movement of Persons provisions. It raises important issues around the future of social citizenship in an increasingly global and mobile world.

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Disabled people and European human rights

A review of the implications of the 1998 Human Rights Act for disabled children and adults in the UK

In the year 2000, the Human Rights Act 1998 came into force. This book reviews the implications of the Act for disabled people.

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Parenting and disability

Disabled parents' experiences of raising children

This book reports on the first substantial UK study of parenting, disability and mental health. It examines the views of parents and children in 75 families. Covering a broad spectrum of issues facing disabled parents and their families, it provides a comprehensive review of relevant policy issues.

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Health inequalities

Lifecourse approaches

The lifecourse perspective on adult health and health inequalities in particular, is one of the most important recent developments in epidemiology and public health. This book brings together the work of one of the most distinguished academics in the field. It is the first to specifically take a lifecourse approach to health inequalities.

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Health, well-being and older people

With moves towards greater integration of health and social care services, there is a need for improved understanding of the importance of a person-centred, holistic approach to these fields. This accessible text provides readers across the health and social care professions with a guide to understanding the value of this approach.

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Living with risk

Mental health service user involvement in risk assessment and management

This report explores risk assessment and risk management for people being discharged from psychiatric hospital. It breaks new ground by asking service users about their views and experiences. It also includes information about the harm that service users experienced and explores the perspectives of mental health workers, relatives and friends.

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The health and social care divide

The experiences of older people

Improving partnership working between health and social care agencies has recently gained increased impetus as a result of New Labour's commitment to joined-up government. This book provides a detailed but accessible introduction to policy and practice at the interface between health and social care.

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Making Valuing People Work

Strategies for change in services for people with learning disabilities

This timely report examines the strategic changes that are occurring within learning disability services as a result of the 2001 Valuing People White Paper. It offers evidence-based examples of good practice for all those involved in planning strategic changes to, or implementing change within, services for people with learning disabilities.

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Evidence & Policy

To what extent does evidence support decision making during infectious disease outbreaks? A scoping literature review [Open Access]

Making evidence and policy in public health emergencies: lessons from COVID-19 for adaptive evidence-making and intervention [Open Access]

Risk, uncertainty and medical practice: changes in the medical professions following disaster [Open Access]

Building trust and sharing power for co-creation in Aboriginal health research: a stakeholder interview study

The evolution of Cochrane evidence summaries in health communication and participation: seeking and responding to stakeholder feedback

Sharing confidential health data for research purposes in the UK: where are ‘publics’ in the public interest?

Reconstructing the mixed mechanisms of health: the role of bio- and sociomarkers

Are ‘healthy cohorts’ real-world relevant? Comparing the National Child Development Study (NCDS) with the ONS Longitudinal Study (LS)

Nutritional lifestyle patterns and cancer: confounding effect of social determinants across the life course in women from the 1958 British birth cohort study

Early-life circumstances and the risk of function-limiting long-term conditions in later life [Open Access]

Socio-demographic and maternal health indicators of inhibitory control in preschool age children: evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand

Socio-economic position at four time points across the life course and all-cause mortality: updated results from the Uppsala Birth Cohort Multigenerational Study [Open Access]

Overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study, up to age 14

International Journal of Care and Caring

Care goes viral: care theory and research confront the global COVID-19 pandemic

Associations between care network types and psychological well-being among Dutch older adults

Epistemic injustice, face-to-face encounters and caring institutions

Philosophical dialogue in palliative care and hospice work

Improving the identification of cancer patients’ caring relationships

Supporting people with young-onset dementia and their family carers better