Health & social care

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Emerald journals and eBooks cover a broad spectrum of content relevant to your sector, in areas such as mental health, nutrition and health service leadership and organisation. 

With Research Pass, we can help you access it flexibly and affordably by article or chapter. You don’t have to commit to a subscription and you can pick and choose from all the journal and book content we’ve published to date. One token = one book chapter or journal article.

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Leadership styles’ influence on the quality of nursing care

Aims to investigate managers’ leadership styles, from the perspective of registered nurses, and its effects on the quality of nursing care in both the private and public healthcare sectors.…

Board level “Picture-Understanding-Action”: a new way of looking at quality

This open access article aims to present a quality improvement approach titled “Picture-Understanding-Action” used in Ireland to enhance the role of healthcare boards in the oversight of healthcare quality and its improvement.

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Perceptions towards integrated care through the narrative of practicing social workers and psychologists in PHC: a cross-case analysis

Aims to explore the current status of integration through the narrative of social workers and psychologists in PHC settings in Kazakhstan.

Cross-Sector Strategic Alliances Between Health Care Organizations and Community-Based Organizations: Marrying Theory and Practice

This book chapter lays out what exists in the current scientific literature as well as a framework for considering much needed work in this area.

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Key journals within this topic

We have a broad range of journals containing content relevant to the topic of healthcare. Here are some of our key journals in this area. 

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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

Examines managerial and planning methods in health care reviewing the implications of introducing and maintaining quality initiatives.

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Leadership in Health Services

Practical, focused research framing contemporary leadership within health care systems and services.

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Journal of Health Organization and Management

Research into organisational strategies, structure, culture and dynamics of health care service management, leadership and governance.

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International Journal of Health Governance

Publishes work with the goal to inform best practice and continuous improvement for changemakers in research, government, healthcare systems, or healthcare organizations.

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Nutrition & Food Science

An invaluable resource drawing out practical and social applications of research, demonstrating best practice through applied research and case studies whilst showcasing innovative and controversial practices and points of view.

A sample of the books in this topic

Below is a selection of recent books from our broad range of content in the area of healthcare.

Mental Health Literacy and Young People

Mental Health Literacy and Young People

Drawing on the hugely successful campaign with Aardman Animations called What’s Up With Everyone? Paul Crawford provides an accessible, lively and creative entry point to mental health literacy and young people at a time of unprecedented challenges.

Autism and COVID-19

Autism and COVID-19

Reviews the existing literature and presents new findings from a survey distributed to autistics and parents of autistics during the pandemic, all of which offer a unique and timely contribution to researchers, academics, practitioners, and those working with autistics and their families.



Exploring the potential for storytelling as a creative practice for health and well-being, Michael Wilson considers how the art form might help us reconsider the power relationships in healthcare contexts and restore agency to patients, in partnership with medical professionals.

Addressing Underserved Populations in Autism Spectrum Research

Addressing Underserved Populations in Autism Spectrum Research

Addressing Underserved Populations in Autism Spectrum Research highlights five areas of autism spectrum research that currently lack a substantial body of literature. These include, autistic seniors, autistic women, fathers raising autistic children, autistics with intellectual disabilities, and autistics from ethnic minorities.

Resilient Health Systems

Resilient Health Systems

Since February 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has strained health systems worldwide. This book explores the factors determining the ability of health systems to cope with and recover from a crisis, and therefore their level of resilience.

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