A different lens #patientnarratives

An article in the BMJ blog about The transformative power of patient narratives in healthcare education crossed my stream today. This timing could not be more appropriate as I am working on the discussion for my dissertation and working through the concept of health literacy. From the article, Baines, Denniston, and Munro (2018, July 8), Read More …

Oppression of the disease and its treatment

In looking at health literacy from a socio-cultural and critical perspective, one of the themes I’m looking at is oppression. I had originally thought that I’d be looking at my experience and how the healthcare system (e.g. providers, insurance companies) was oppressing me – although I questioned the term oppression in part because the healthcare system Read More …