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The author will explore the concept of functional health literacy through a critical analysis of the definition. Derived from a medical model, it serves as an information commodity within a human capital approach to literacy and healthcare, transmitting particular information, and reinforcing compliance with the existing system.

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A Critique of the Transmission Model of Functional Health Literacy

The author will explore the concept of functional health literacy through a critical analysis of the definition. Derived from a medical model, it serves as an information commodity within a human capital approach to literacy and healthcare, transmitting particular information, and reinforcing compliance with the existing system.