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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Well-Being

Edited By

Kathleen Galvin

ISBN 9780367709648
Published April 30, 2021 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Well-Being explores diverse conceptualisations of well-being, providing an overview of key issues and drawing attention to current debates and critiques. Taken as a whole, this important work offers new clarification of the widely used notion of well-being, focusing particularly on experiential perspectives.

Bringing together leading authors from around the world, Routledge Handbook of Well-Being reflects on:

  • What it is that is experienced by humans that can be called well-being.
  • What we know about how to understand it.
  • How well-being is manifested in human endeavours through a wide range of disciplines, including the arts.

This comprehensive reference work will provide an authoritative overview for students, practitioners, researchers and policy makers working in or concerned with well-being, health, illness and the relation between all three across a range of disciplines, from sociology, healthcare and economics to philosophy and the creative arts.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Human Experience of Wellbeing

What is wellbeing? Philosophical and theoretical foundations

Chapter 1 Paul Gilbert

Residence, Identity and Wellbeing

Chapter 2 Nigel Rapport

A Sense of Well-Being: The Anthropology of a First-Person Phenomenology

Chapter 3 Robert Mugerauer

Cities, Wellbeing, World- A Heideggarian Analysis

Chapter 4 Hirobumi Takenouchi

Dwelling in the world with others as mortal beings: ‘Well-being’ in post-disaster Japanese Society

Chapter 5 Jennifer Bullington

Well-being and Being-well: A Merleau-Pontian perspective on Psychosomatic Health

Chapter 6 Charlotte Knowles

Feminist Approaches to Well-being

Chapter 7 Samuel Clark

Philosophical Taxonomies of Well-being

Chapter 8 Les Todres and Kathleen T. Galvin

Dwelling- Mobility: An Existential Theory of Well-being

Chapter 9 Gideon Calder

Capabilities, Well-being and Universalism.


Part II: How are understandings of well-being developing? Disciplinary and professional perspectives

Chapter 10 David Seamon

Well-being and phenomenology: Lifeworld, Natural Attitude, Homeworld and Place

Chapter 11 Timothy Darvill, Vanessa Heaslip, Kerry Barras

Heritage and Well-being: Therapeutic places, past and present

Chapter 12 Minae Inahara

Disability and Ambiguities: Technological Support in a Disaster Context

Chapter 13 Stephen Burwood

The Existential situation of the patient: Well-being and Absence

Chapter 14 Karin Dahlberg, Albertine Ranheim, Helena Dahlberg

Ecological health and caring

Chapter 15 Chris Milton

A Jungian contribution to the notion of well-being

Chapter 16 Lennart Nordenfeldt

A new stance on Quality of Life

Chapter 17 Virgina Eatough

"What can’t be cured must be endured": Living with Parkinson’s disease.

Chapter 18 Eleonora P. Uphoff & Kate E. Pickett

The Distribution, Determinants and Root Causes of Inequalities in Well-being

Chapter 19 Stephen Wallace

Agencies of Well--being

Chapter 20 Ann Hemingway

Embodied Routes to Well-being: Horses and Young People

Chapter 21 Julie Jomeen & Colin Martin

Well-being and quality of life in maternal care context

Chapter 22 Steven Smith

Well-Being and Self-Interest: Personal Identity, Parfit, and Conflicting Attitudes to Time in Liberal Theory and Social Policy

Chapter 23 KMW (Bill) Fulford & Kathleen T. Galvin

Values-based Practice: at Home with our Values

Part III: How is Well-being manifest in human life? The Aesthetic of Well-being

Chapter 24 Dorthe Jorgensen

Creativity and Aesthetic Thinking: Towards an Aesthetics of Well-being

Chapter 25 Deborah Padfield

Collaborative drawings: blue-prints of conversation dynamics: The role of images and image-making processes to improve communication and the wellbeing of pain patients and clinicians in a series of art workshops at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Chapter 26 Catherine Lamont-Robinson

Embodied connectivity through the Visual and Tactual arts.

Chapter 27 Monica Prendergast and Carl Leggo

Poetry and/ as Wellness

Chapter 28 Jennifer Schulz

Thirteen ways of looking at a clinic

Chapter 29 Denis Francesconi

Eudaimonic Well-being and Education

Chapter 30 Kathleen T. Galvin & Les Todres

Eighteen Kinds of well-being but there may be many more: A conceptual Framework that provides direction for Caring

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Kathleen T. Galvin is Professor of Nursing Practice, School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton, UK.