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Book of the Month - November 2019 31 October 2019

Our 'Book of the Month' for November 2019 is Humanity at the Heart of Practice: A Study of Ethics for Health-Care Students and Practitioners. You can get a 60% discount on the text until December.


Humans are the only beings in the world who are concerned with the morality of their actions. They perceive the impact of another human’s behaviour as good or evil, moral or immoral. Healthcare, at its core, is a morally virtuous act; it is humans caring for other vulnerable humans. However, it is also an arena in which life and death decisions must be made. As a consequence, ethical principles are vital in deciding what the good choice is. Humanity at the Heart of Practice is a study which unites ethical principles with healthcare practice to identify ‘the good choice’, and shows how to accurately apply it in difficult situations.

Co-authored by Beverly J. Whelton and Jane Neuenschwander, the book begins by considering values and good reasoning, then discusses what it is to be a being in the world, looking at both nature and human nature and considering both the professional and the patient. The volume moves on to explore making good ethical choices and the use of theoretical ethics to evaluate how such decisions should be formed. It also details issues at the beginning and end of life and concerns related to healthcare as a business.

Dr Catherine Greene, as Professor Emerita of Philosophy at Rockhurst University, Kansas City and current Chair of the International Philosophy of Nursing Society, is well placed to judge the value of the volume. For Dr Greene, the strength of the text – in addition to its discussions of medieval, modern, and contemporary philosophy – lies in its use of humanity as its organising structure:

The text situates ethical problems in the midst of an interaction between two or more human persons, reasoning that a good understanding of what it means to be a person, along with an understanding of the basic principles and theories of person-centered virtue ethics, gives students the basic tools with which to begin to address ethical problems and to confront moral dilemmas in both the work place and in personal life.


Beverly J. Whelton, was recently presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who®, is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Wheeling Jesuit University, USA, and teaches online at Gonzaga University, USA. She has published articles in journals such as Linacre Quarterly, Nursing Philosophy, and Nursing Science Quarterly, and was Vice-Chair of the International Philosophy of Nursing Society from 2005 to 2018.

Her co-author Jane Neuenschwander is a life-long educator who, amongst other significant roles, has worked as a NASA Educator Resource Manager with responsibilities in the area of educational professional development. She currently teaches in the Department of Education at Wheeling Jesuit University, USA.

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this exceptional title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMNOV19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st December 2019.

 To find out more, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page.

To purchase the text with the above discount code, click here.

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Universal Children's Day 2019 31 October 2019

November 20th 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of “the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history”: the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. A landmark agreement, the Convention establishes the fundamental human rights of those under 18 years of age and seeks to ensure that all children—without exception—have access to basic services, are protected from harm, and can develop and grow as fully as possible in a harmonious environment.

In conjunction with Universal Children’s Day we are offering our readers a 50% discount on 4 of our best-selling titles related to children and childhood studies.

To redeem your discount, simply add the book(s) to your basket and enter the promotional code CHILDREN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th November 2019.


The Death of Childhood: Reinventing the Joy of Growing Up, Victor Strasburger (2019)

Written by an international expert on the effects of media on children, The Death of Childhood provides a fascinating—and sobering—look at what it means to grow up in America today. Despite billing itself as ‘an obituary to childhood’, the book shows that there is still hope, and offers solutions to restore the charm and innocence of growing up.

“It is a much different world for children today. The Death of Childhood helps us navigate this complex terrain. [It is a] must-read for educators, parents, researchers, and policy makers.” (Ed Donnerstein, PhD, Dean Emeritus, University of Arizona.)

“[The book is] a powerful, well-documented argument for rethinking childhood and our approach to it from the parenting to the educational perspectives.” (David Elkind, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Child Development, Tufts University.)

Putting Sleep Problems to Bed: Solutions for Children, Ages 0-18, Lisa Medalie and David Gozal (2019)

Dr Lisa Medalie is a board-certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist and Director of the Pediatric Insomnia Program at the University of Chicago. She is one of the very few board-certified, formally-trained Pediatric Insomnia specialists in the world.

Her co-author Professor David Gozal is an international expert in the field of sleep medicine and is currently the Director of the Department of Child Health at the University of Missouri. He is known worldwide as a pioneer in childhood sleep, and continues to practice sleep medicine and engage in active and innovative research.

Parents will love and enjoy their informative guide to fixing sleep problems in children. It provides up-to-date, evidence-based behavioral treatment strategies, and uses entertaining stories to show how sleep problems not only impact the child, but also affect the parents.

Digitising Early Childhood, Lelia Green, Donell Holloway, Kylie Stevenson, and Kelly Jaunzems (2018)

Focusing on the digital lives of children aged eight and under, and paying attention to their parents and educators, this volume brings together insights from education, media studies, sociology, cultural studies, physiotherapy, and communication studies.

Covering both positive and negative perspectives, it contributes to existing research on young children’s online interactions. The book is of interest to students and researchers in early years’ care and education, media, communication and cultural studies, human-computer interaction and technology studies, and the sociology of childhood and the family.

British Children’s Adventure Novels in the Web of Colonialism, Nilay Erdem Ayyıldız (2018)

This volume fills a remarkable void in literary studies which has escaped the attention of many researchers. It interrogates the extent to which nineteenth-century children’s adventure novels justify and perpetuate the British Imperialist ideology of the period.

In doing so, it begins with providing a historical background of children’s literature and nineteenth-century British imperialism. It then offers a theoretical framework of postcolonial reading to decipher the colonial discourse employed in a selection of children’s adventure novels, including R. M. Ballantyne’s The Coral Island (1858) and H. R. Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines (1885).

It will appeal to students, academics and researchers in fields such as postcolonialism, children’s literature and British Imperialism.


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Newsletter 22 February 2019

Cambridge Scholars Publishing are delighted to announce the release of our first monthly newsletter: please see inside for the scoop on how things are run at our publishing house!

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