What is forensic mental health, and why is it important that it isn’t overlooked?
Broad definitions consider the field of forensic mental health to be the study of those who are mentally disordered, and, as such, have broken the law or offended in a similar manner. Through this research and assessment of individuals, treatment methods can be proposed, tested, and put to real world use. We can also learn a lot about ourselves and our own motivations as human beings through understanding these behaviors.
Interested? Then enjoy the articles on Forensic Mental Health below, covering topics such as sexual offenders, partner violence, and mental fitness to testify in court.
For June 2016, the Health & Social Care Arena puts the spotlight on THE OPIATE EPIDEMIC with a FREE ACCESS article collection centered on the growing epidemic of opiate use. The abuse of prescription and non-prescription opioids is rampant across the globe. This collection aims to highlight various issues within the subject of opiate abuse, with articles focused on:
- Opiate Abuse in Young People
- Opiate Rehabilitation
- Illegal vs. Legal Opiate Abuse
- Dual Diagnosis: Opiate Abuse and Mental Health
For May 2016, the Health & Social Care Arena puts the spotlight on OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: the use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder.
Routledge/Taylor & Francis publishes top peer-reviewed content on occupational therapy and physical therapy. We are featuring 60 KEY ARTICLES in a FREE ACCESS COLLECTION that is available through to APRIL 2017. Many of our journals are included in the © 2015 Thomson Reuters, 2014 Journal Citation Reports® and MEDLINE®. You’ll find highly-cited content that you can share with your colleagues and your students.
An individual on the Autism Spectrum faces a range of social, communicative, and cognitive difficulties which can impact their day-to-day functioning. Autism can present itself in various ways depending on the individual. For example, some people display severe learning difficulties and developmental delay, whereas others present as high functioning.
World Autism Awareness Day is held every year on 2 April. It aims to encourage members of the United Nations to support individuals on the Autism Spectrum and ensure their needs are reflected in policies and programmes worldwide.
This collection features over 60 articles which focus on four key topics relating to autism: Signs & Symptoms; Diagnosis; Treatment; and Autism & Family. The articles are free to read until the end of 2016.
Every year in March, World Social Work Day is held to raise awareness of the work that social workers do and the problems in society that they are trying to remedy.
In 2016, World Social Work Day will be recognized on 15 March. The theme this year is ‘Promoting the dignity and worth of peoples’, which has been derived from the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development, led by the three international social work organizations of social work practitioners and educators.
To mark this important day, we have made a selection of articles in keeping with this year’s theme free to read, with the aim of disseminating knowledge to social workers around the world to help them meet the Global Agenda and continue to aid society.
WORLD CANCER DAY — A truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action. (From http://www.worldcancerday.org/) #worldcancerday
Routledge/Taylor & Francis acknowledges WORLD CANCER DAY by presenting peer-reviewed, academic content from our Health and Social Care Journals Portfolio on the topics of (1) PSYCHOSOCIAL ONCOLOGY, (2) NUTRITION AND PREVENTION, and (3) CANCER RESEARCH. Just click on each article title listed below to download the article in PDF format or view in HTML format — FREE ACCESS availability through to December 2016.
As the population of older adults continues to grow across the globe, so too does the need for research regarding the current matters surrounding our global aging population. For January 2016, the Routledge Health & Social Care Arena is happy to showcase gerontology journal and book materials researching these important topics. Please read on to access our free access article collection of 80 original journal articles, view our gerontology journals, browse the 2015 special journal issues, access Call for Papers, and join the new Routledge Gerontology Facebook page.
Have you visited our dedicated Health & Social Care Open Access page?
Plenty of Routledge journals publish Open Access such as AIDS Care, Global Public Health and Journal of Social Work Practice. The subject pages are up to date with new articles added each month.
There are plenty of options for authors to publish Open Access with us.
For November — Routledge offers access to TWO FREE ACCESS COLLECTIONS highlighting content from our Health Journals Portfolio.
Taylor & Francis has published a variety of research on the subject and has brought key articles together and made them free to view. Sub-themes featured in the campaign focus on: children, communities, ethnicity, families, gender, and HIV/AIDS and sexuality.
eHealth mHealth – This collection of peer-reviewed content features articles relevant to eHealth, mHealth, and health informatics.
- eHealth: the use of electronic processes, the internet, and communication technology for health services and information
- mHealth: practice of medicine and public health supported by mobile devices
- Health informatics: the use of health information technology to improve health care
Now Available — FREE ACCESS to top SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION articles from our entire social work journals portfolio. Access 55 peer-reviewed articles that you can download in PDF format or view in HTML format. Content is included from Journal of Social Work Education (Official Publication of the Council on Social Work Education – www.cswe.org), Social Work Education: An International Journal, and Journal of Teaching in Social Work. But these are just a few of the featured journals — browse the entire list. BOOKS OF INTEREST — Also available this month – several important SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION titles from our Books Division.