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"Following the physician's recommendations faithfully and accurately" : functional health literacy, compliance, and the knowledge-based economy.

Cuban, Sondra (2006) "Following the physician's recommendations faithfully and accurately" : functional health literacy, compliance, and the knowledge-based economy. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 4 (2). ISSN 2051-0959

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Abstract

The author will explore the functional health literacy (FHL) concept through a critical analysis of the definition --examining its limitations and applications within the context of the "knowledge-based economy." The functional approach, derived from a medical model, serves as an information commodity within a human capital approach to literacy and healthcare. Purpose of This Exploration: Functional Health Literacy as the "Prescription to End Confusion?"

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies
Additional Information: This article critiques a prevailing concept, health literacy, and its efficacy in today's health care system. Spanning, from 2001-2006, the meta-analysis is composed of 92 secondary references in law, public health, literacy, and medicine, which cites additional, diverse research studies. A version of this article was presented at a conference at Lancaster University on the Knowledge-Based Economy, at which a member of an editorial board of JCEPS recommended that I submit it to the journal for publication. It was reviewed by an outside reviewer and the editor, and the article was accepted. It is in an online format and is easily accessible. It has had over 2000 viewings and was also featured on medical science and public health websites, including a promotion to members of a National Institute for Literacy listserv.The article appeals to a broad academic , policy maker, and practitioner-based audience. RAE_import_type : Internet publication RAE_uoa_type : Education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 3664
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2008 14:19
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2014 15:30
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3664

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