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Literacy and health (Diabetracy)

Literacy and health (Diabetracy)

Ade-Ojo, Gordon (2016) Literacy and health (Diabetracy). In: Seminar of the Diabetes Management Group, May 2016, University of Greenwich, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In this presentation, I argue that literacy has a huge role in the prevention and management of illnesses such as diabetes. In order to do this, I argue that the concept of LSP (Ade-Ojo, 2014) needs to be explored further, such that collaborations between health providers, schools and literacy researchers can lead to the development of a general health literacy curriculum and a literacy for specific diseases. Such a literacy, I argue, must be embedded in school and health practitioners' curricula. The emergence of specific literacies such as diabetracy and obesitracy can ultimately lead to better management and prevention of these diseases as they would ultimately become a component part of the literacy practices of beneficiaries.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Literacy, health, social practice, diabetracy, Obesitracy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Secondary, LLTE & PE & Sport
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 16:30
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/15839

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