Announcing the JKP Healthcare list
JKP has long been at the forefront of publishing for social change, platforming ideas that celebrate diversity and empowering our readers with the information and skills to bring about equality for all. Our authors are experts in their fields, both through lived experience and professional training.
Our new stream of Healthcare publishing will be no different. You can expect bold and innovative content across a variety of topics, including the treatment and management of chronic conditions, person-centred healthcare, working in multidisciplinary teams, and developing soft skills such as leadership and research. We also want to shine a light on how to tackle health inequalities, which have been brought into sharp focus by the Covid-19 pandemic. We will publish international perspectives so that you can learn from centres of excellence around the world, including from communities that are currently underrepresented in mainstream conversations about healthcare.
Our publishing will span practitioner handbooks, student textbooks, workbooks, patient guides, and digital learning resources such as webinars. Whether you work in the community or in a clinical setting, are a student, are newly qualified or have years of experience, we hope you will find trusted advice that is relevant to your day-to-day practice and keeps you up to date with emerging research and trends.
We have several exciting books in the pipeline on occupational therapy, physiotherapy/physical therapy, and midwifery (so watch this space!) but for now, we are thrilled to share more about some of our 2022 publications.
Building on conversations surrounding pregnancy and breastfeeding support as well as inequalities within the birthing world, our midwifery list is an authoritative and evidence-based source of information that is both professional and deeply personal. We have several books signed up so far that will delve into subjects such as cultural safety, hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and autism.
In April we publish Emma Pickett’s Supporting Breastfeeding Past the First Six Months and Beyond, a guide for professionals covering essential information on breastfeeding past the first six months, starting solids alongside breastfeeding, nursing manners, and dealing with common challenges. Supporting Queer Birth by AJ Silver features stories and experiences of LGBT+ parents and professionals in the field. AJ Silver is a birth and postnatal doula and they created the Queer Birth Club, the UK’s only LGBT+ competency workshop for those working in the birth world. We’re very excited to bring these two voices to JKP!
June will see the publication of Yoga on Prescription, which details a pioneering social prescribing programme developed by the Yoga in Healthcare Alliance (YIHA) for the NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group. Authors Heather Mason and Paul Fox lay out the theory behind the programme, and the benefits of yoga for patients at risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and those with mild-moderate anxiety and depression. The book also includes a detailed 10-week plan to teach the programme in group settings.
We’d love to hear from you if you have any feedback or ideas for the books we should be publishing. If you are interested in becoming a JKP author yourself, you can get in touch with us to find out more about the publishing process and discuss ideas. For projects relating to occupational therapy, physiotherapy/physical therapy, self-help patient guides, and all other topics relating to healthcare, please contact Sarah.Hamlin@jkp.com. For projects relating to midwifery, and women’s health physiotherapy/physical therapy, please contact Madeleine.Budd@jkp.com.
JKP has an open submissions policy and you can submit proposals directly through the JKP website. For more details click here.