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Health Literacy: Knowledge and experiences of Traveller women.
Fitzmaurice, Vivienne
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
Keyword(s): M.Ed. in Adult and Community Education; M.Ed.; health literacy; literacy; information literacy; travellers; women; traveller women; travelling community; knowledge; experience; experiences
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Type: Master thesis (research)
Peer-Reviewed: No
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Fitzmaurice, Vivienne (2012) Health Literacy: Knowledge and experiences of Traveller women. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.
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