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Biomedical Literacy in the United States: Exploring the borderland between science and citizenship

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Using the border metaphor, this paper examines the inherent border tension between the need for specialized levels of understanding about scientific and technical policy issues such as the continuing biomedical policy debate over stem cell research and the demands for broad political participation in a democratic political system. Measures of biomedical literacy, attentiveness to biomedical policy, and political contacting about biomedical and health issues are defined, measured, and used to construct two structural equation models. One model examines the factors that produce biomedical literacy and biomedical issue attentiveness among adults, including current communication patterns. A second model identifies the factors that are associated with political contacting on a biomedical policy issue, exploring the border relationships between biomedical literacy and issue attentiveness in producing measurable political behaviors. The ramifications of these findings for future communication research are discussed.

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Miller, Jon. and Kimmel, Linda. "Biomedical Literacy in the United States: Exploring the borderland between science and citizenship" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA, May 27, 2003 <Not Available>. 2009-05-26 <http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p111683_index.html>

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Miller, J. and Kimmel, L. , 2003-05-27 "Biomedical Literacy in the United States: Exploring the borderland between science and citizenship" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA Online <.PDF>. 2009-05-26 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p111683_index.html

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Abstract: Using the border metaphor, this paper examines the inherent border tension between the need for specialized levels of understanding about scientific and technical policy issues such as the continuing biomedical policy debate over stem cell research and the demands for broad political participation in a democratic political system. Measures of biomedical literacy, attentiveness to biomedical policy, and political contacting about biomedical and health issues are defined, measured, and used to construct two structural equation models. One model examines the factors that produce biomedical literacy and biomedical issue attentiveness among adults, including current communication patterns. A second model identifies the factors that are associated with political contacting on a biomedical policy issue, exploring the border relationships between biomedical literacy and issue attentiveness in producing measurable political behaviors. The ramifications of these findings for future communication research are discussed.

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Biomedical Literacy in the United States: Exploring the borderland between science and citizenship Jon D. Miller Professor and Director Center for Biomedical Communication The Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Chicago Illinois Linda G. Kimmel Research Assistant Professor Center for Biomedical Communication The Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Chicago Illinois A paper proposed for presentation to the annual meeting of the International Communication Association San Diego California May 2003. Biomedical Literacy in the United States: Exploring the borderland
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