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Literacy and health (Diabetracy)

Literacy and health (Diabetracy)

Ade-Ojo, Gordon ORCID: 0000-0002-1098-0765 (2016) Literacy and health (Diabetracy). In: Seminar of the Diabetes Management Group, May 2016, University of Greenwich, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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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 / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Education (EDU)
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 21:33

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