Welcome to the Routledge Books section of the Health and Social Care Arena.

You can view news and new books information below, but to browse all health and social care books from Routledge, or to purchase online, please visit the dedicated areas of our website for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Titles and Social Work Titles.

New and Key Books 2015: Nursing and Social Work

Now available from Routledge, catalogues of the latest titles from both the Nursing and Social Work lists.

Enjoy 20% discount for books included in these featured catalogues. See below for discount codes.


New Books in Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Discount code: NUR15









New Books in Social Work and Social Welfare

Discount code: SOC15

Free access in honor of World Social Work Day 2015

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The theme of World Social Work Day 2015 is promoting the dignity and worth of peoples. This covers a range issues including advocating the rights to migrants to have access to human services, ending discrimination, and protecting the rights of all peoples. In honor of World Social Work Day we have made a selection of over 60 articles from our social work journals free to read online until 31 May 2015.

Explore our World Social Work Day collection

March 2015: World Social Work Day – promoting the dignity and worth of peoples

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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.

Explore our World Social Work Day 2015 collection

32 Outstanding Academic Titles from Routledge in 2014!

OATS CATALOGChoice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education. Librarians, faculty, and key decision makers rely on Choice magazine and Choice Reviews Online for recommendations.

Choice’s annual list of Outstanding Academic Titles reflects the very best titles reviewed by Choice each year.

Routledge had more than 275 titles recommended by Choice magazine in 2014, and we are honored that 32 of these have been selected as Choice Outstanding Academic Titles 2014!

View our Choice Outstanding Academic Titles catalog.


Our Outstanding Academic Titles 2014 include:

Routledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing coverRoutledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing
Edited by Patricia D’Antonio, Julie A. Fairman, Jean C. Whelan

Choice says: ‘Each article is well written and extensively documented. The editors/nurse historians have selected stellar pieces of historical research to craft a cutting-edge work that will be appreciated by undergraduates, graduates, and researchers of nursing, nursing history, and health policy. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All nursing students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.’

Structural Approaches in Public Health CoverStructural Approaches in Public Health
Edited by Marni Sommer, Richard Parker

Choice says: ‘The book is a welcome addition to the literature for professionals and researchers interested in the art and science of defining, designing, implementing, and evaluating structural public health programs. … This outstanding book should be required reading for those interested in enhancing their understanding of the complexities involved in structural and environmental approaches in public health. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.’


January 2015: aging and health

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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.

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Routledge Handbooks Online

utledge Handbooks Online BannerRoutledge Handbooks Online brings together Routledge Handbooks, Companions, and Worlds content into one brand new, innovative digital platform.

Routledge Handbooks Online is fully searchable and truly interdisciplinary.

Free trials of Routledge Handbooks Online are available to qualifying institutions.

Ask your librarian to sign up for a free trial today at the website.

August 2014: Women’s Health, Weight, and Fitness

Womens_Fitness BannerOur theme for August 2014 covers issues related to the topics of women’s health, weight, and fitness. Routledge Health and Social Care proudly offers FREE access to a collection of over 90 articles exploring these themes and providing information about our related books. Don’t forget to click through to the Public Health and Social Care Arena to check out more Routledge resources on the topic of Women’s Health, Weight, and Fitness.

Find out more.

Practice: Social Work in Action Appointment of New Book Reviews Editor

Practice: Social Work in Action coverDeadline: 30 September 2014

Practice: Social Work in Action is seeking to appoint a book reviews editor or editors. The role is currently shared and applications for joint or single appointments are welcome.

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Free Online Access to Articles on Genital Transformation and Cutting

Key themes in sexuality and sexual health bannerEach month we’re giving you free online access to a selection of articles from our Sexuality & Sexual Health journals. During July 2014 we’re looking at the theme of genital transformation and cutting. The articles in this collection explore a range of issues including female genital mutilation, intersex conditions, and cosmetic surgery.

Read the Genital Transformation and Cutting Free Access Collection

Visit our stand at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Development this week

Social Work BannerVisit us at stand #1 at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education, and Development this week in Melbourne to browse our books and journals. You can also enter a prize draw to win AU$150 of Amazon™ vouchers.

Whether you are attending the conference or not, you can read over 100 free articles on the theme of Promoting Social and Economic Equality: Solutions from Social Work and Development for free and listen, read, or watch interviews with our social work editors.