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    Health Literacy: Knowledge and experiences of Traveller women.

    Fitzmaurice, Vivienne (2012) Health Literacy: Knowledge and experiences of Traveller women. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    AIM OF RESEARCH The aim of this research is to gain more understanding and insight into the knowledge and experiences of Traveller women in the area of health literacy using a use narrative inquiry approach with an education focus and to explore implications and make recommendations based on the outcomes of the research. METHODS USED A method of narrative research was used to gather data through in-depth conversational interviews with Traveller women exploring their experiences of health literacy, education and from a perspective of insider research based on prior relationship of working with Traveller women on health literacy. CONTRIBUTION OF THIS RESEARCH The research has exposed a number of factors within the area of health literacy in the Traveller community, including; That the critical theory approach to health literacy education can be effective in addressing the empowerment of individuals to improve their health literacy That the method of peer educators is a positive approach to raising awareness of health in the Traveller community A cross sector health and adult education approach is needed to help address Travellers health literacy

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Keywords: M.Ed. in Adult and Community Education; M.Ed.; health literacy; literacy; information literacy; travellers; women; traveller women; travelling community; knowledge; experience; experiences;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 9664
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2018 12:25
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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