The JKP Healthcare team are excited to give you a sneak peek at the fantastic new books that we’ll be publishing in 2023! You’ll see books from us that span maternal health and midwifery, guides on supporting people living with chronic conditions, and resources that challenge the status quo of healthcare practice, to ensure that marginalized and underrepresented communities receive equitable and appropriate care.
In the coming year, we are thrilled to be publishing a number of books that focus on some of the issues faced by healthcare providers and women from under-represented and marginalised communities, relating to concerns around pregnancy, the birthing process, neonatal care and lactation. In 2023, we will publish Breastfeeding Twins and Triplets: A Guide for Professionals and Parents by Kathryn Stagg, who is a breastfeeding counsellor and lactation consultant, and the founder of the charity ‘Breastfeeding Twins and Triplets.’ The author shares advice and tips gleaned from her own experience as a breastfeeding mother of twins and in her professional capacity, helping birthing professionals and healthcare workers wishing to support multiple birth families.
A Doula’s Guide to Improving Maternal Health for BIPOC Women, addresses the deficit in professional guidance and support around working with women of colour throughout their journey from gestation to birth and beyond. Jacquelyn Clemmons provides birth workers with the training and knowledge to provide holistic, person-centred care for their clients of all backgrounds. This invaluable guide will help birth workers learn how to serve the specific needs of their clients, how to advocate for them as they navigate the challenges many black and brown women face, and how to understand their client’s pain points whilst also nourishing themselves as care givers.
In their ground-breaking book, Supporting Autistic Women through Pregnancy and Childbirth, Hayley Morgan, Emma Durman and Karen Henry (all writing from a place of both professional and lived experience) help guide all birthing and healthcare professionals to vastly improve their care and knowledge of autistic pregnant women. The book takes a distinctly intersectional and accessible approach to a topic often overlooked and includes management approaches and tools for birth professionals, autistic pregnant people, and their families.
For too long menopause has been seen as a taboo topic, and even as discussions about menopause enter the mainstream, the Black experience is still missing. Black and Menopausal, edited by Yansie Rolston and Yvonne Christie, seeks to change the narrative. It pulls together the experiences of Black women and non-binary people in an intimate anthology that addresses stigma, health disparities, sexuality, early onset menopause, body confidence, and the joy to be found after menopause. It’s a must read for all professionals who work with people going through perimenopause.
Frustrated by the lack of information and resources available for physiotherapists working with patients with ME/CFS, Physios for ME was set up to research, educate and advocate to improve physiotherapy management for people with ME. The team have also written a book, A Physiotherapist’s Guide to Understanding and Managing ME/CFS, that delves into the evidence base and gives an in-depth explanation of symptoms, degrees of severity, management advice, supplemented with patient case studies. Even more timely since the increase in people who are living with Long Covid given the similarities in presentation with ME/CFS.
We also have Mindfulness-Based Therapy for Managing Fatigue: Supporting People with ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Long Covid, with occupational therapist and mindfulness instructor, Fiona McKechnie. Based on an 8-week Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy programme, practitioners can use this guide to empower clients living with often isolating conditions on how to apply mindfulness techniques for dealing with brain fog, approaches to daily movement, activity and rest, and dealing with difficult thoughts and emotions.
For occupational therapists looking to grapple with the impact of racism and discrimination within the profession, look no further than Antiracist Occupational Therapy, edited by Musharrat J. Ahmed-Landeryou. The book also includes a host of practical suggestions on how to create a sustainably, genuine antiracist practice.
Our aim is always to listen to the healthcare community and we’re keen to hear from you about what you’d like to see us publish in the future. If you’ve got a book idea that you’d like JKP to publish, you can submit a proposal via our website: https://uk.jkp.com/pages/write-for-us
For more information on the proposals process we have a blog post that sheds some light on what we look for when we consider new projects for publication : https://blog.jkp.com/2022/08/demystifying-the-publishing-process/
You can also email editors directly if you’d just like to suggest a topic, or if you want to know more about what we do or to discuss ideas in more detail.
For books on physiotherapy, midwifery and birthing professionals, and women’s health topics, please get in touch with Carole McMurray: Carole.McMurray@jkp.com
For books on occupational therapy, or for patient guides, please email Sarah Hamlin: Sarah.Hamlin@jkp.com