Participatory Action Research into Low Literates’ Medical Needs in Rural Communities
This paper describes initial, exploratory fieldwork carried out at Hantun village in Henan Province, China by a Royal College of Art research student in April 2018. It focuses on low literates’ medical issues – the prescription and taking of medicines as prescribed – and is divided into three:
Stage 1: Initial exploration of work: interviews with doctors, survey of patients and participant observations;
Stage 2: Reflective and reflexive observations and interviews, plus the participant workshop with low-literate villagers;
Stage 3: Evaluating the participatory design.
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