Care and caregiving involves a diverse and complex web of interventions, relations, and practices that occur between people in various traditional and nontraditional health and social care settings – all of which are intrinsically geographical. In this article, we examine geographical contributions to understanding care and caregiving beginning with a review of its roots within human/health geography with specific reference to changes in contemporary health policy, and a consideration of the reasons why this area of inquiry has grown substantially in the past decade. Next, we examine the diverse theories and concepts that inform geographical perspectives on care and caregiving, which is followed by a consideration of research on the various places and spaces in which, and from which, care and caregiving occur. We conclude with a discussion of the limitations of current knowledge, and we echo recent calls in the literature for a more inclusive approach to understanding care and caregiving.

Geographies of Care and Caregiving

Theorizing and Conceptualizing Care and Caregiving

Places and Spaces of Care and Caregiving

Toward an Inclusive Geography of Care and Caregiving