Medical marijuana refers to a patient’s use of cannabis to help reduce symptoms of various physical and psychological ailments, including: cancer, HIV/AIDS, nausea, pain management, vision troubles, Tourette syndrome, dementia, and PTSD. Its usage has become controversial within the global medical community, with legal use permitted in twenty-three US states and the countries of Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain.
For June 2015, the Routledge Health & Social Care Arena would like to showcase our addiction journal and books content regarding this controversial topic. Please read on to access two of our free access article collections, a Special Issue of interest, information on some of the most recent Routledge books, and Publication Announcements for new journals to the Addictions Portfolio.
As part of the Taylor & Francis Millennium Development Goals campaign and in honor of World Malaria Day, we are offering a collection of free access articles, featuring a number of titles from the Health and Social Care list.
Discover these articles and find out more about the Millennium Development Goals.
- 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
Download a FREE ACCESS Article Collection of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles. Review information on several Special Issues on the topic – and take a look at the quarterly publication, Informatics for Health & Social Care.
In honor of World Social Work Day 2015 we are giving you free online access to over 60 articles on the theme of ‘Promoting the Dignity and Worth of Peoples’. This theme is based on the second pillar of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development.
The February 2015 theme of the arena is “health & social care of the homeless.” Homelessness is an international issue — adults and children affected by homelessness face critical issues that stem from poverty, lack of health care, lack of human services, mental health difficulties, disaster, violence, prison release and re-entry into society, and substance abuse. Download a free access article collection of more than 60 peer-reviewed articles – and review several special journal issues.
For January 2015, we’re happy to showcase gerontology journal and book materials researching the very important topic of aging and health. Please read on to access our free access article collection of 50 journal articles, 2014 special journal issues, information on some of the most recent Routledge books, and to visit the Routledge Gerontology Arena.