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The evolving concept of health literacy q

  title={The evolving concept of health literacy q},
  author={D. Nutbeam},
  • D. Nutbeam
  • Published 2008
  • The relationship between poor literacy skills and health status is now well recognized and better understood. Interest in this relationship has led to the emergence of the concept of health literacy. The concept has emerged from two different roots – in clinical care and in public health. This paper describes the two distinctive concepts that reflect health literacy, respectively, as a clinical ‘‘risk’’, or a personal ‘‘asset’’. In the former case a strong science is developing to support… CONTINUE READING
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