Health Humanities

Explore multidisciplinary research at the intersection of humanities, health, medicine and well-being

Health humanities is a fast-growing, interdisciplinary field of study that examines how the arts and humanities can be applied to issues of health and well-being. Encompassing the longer-established medical humanities, it uses methods common to disciplines such as History, Literature, Philosophy, Media Studies, Cultural Studies and Humanistic Social Sciences to explore and help transform the practice of medicine, healthcare and social care. In this collection you’ll find groundbreaking research and multidisciplinary perspectives from across our imprints, including exclusive author blogs and free access to journal articles and book chapters.


Philosophy, Ethics and Religion


Media, Culture And The Arts

Public Health And Well-Being

Book Series

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SDG3 And Societal Impact

SDG3_95px © Springer Nature 2021Discover SDG3 researchers' attitudes towards societal impact in this downloadable infographic, part of a larger project in partnership with the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), exploring the role of open research in accelerating progress on global societal challenges. Learn more.