Wellbeing in health geography: Conceptualizations, contributions, and questions

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  • This chapter focuses on wellbeing research in health geography and the ways in which health geographers have made important contributions to understanding the socio-spatial and place-based dimensions of wellbeing. We seek to answer two key questions: What is wellbeing? And why is it important? To answer these questions, we first outline the varied conceptualizations of wellbeing in health geography and some of the challenges associated with its application. In the second section, we highlight some of the major contributions of health geography to understandings of wellbeing. We then conclude with questions for future wellbeing research in health geography.

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    • Severson, M. & Collins, D. 2018 ‘Wellbeing in health geography: Conceptualizations, contributions, and questions.’ In V. Crooks, G. Andrews & J. Pearce (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Health Geography. Routledge, 124-130.
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    Routledge Handbook of Health Geography