Scholarly Presentation Feminist Thought By Jacqueline Kimani MSN 510 Theories for Advanced Nursing Roles Cynthia Bostick PhD
Aims and assumptions
That a woman is as intelligent as her male counterpart and opportunities should be shared equally (Tong, 1998, pp 2) .
Core assumption is that women are oppressed (Bielkiewicz, 2007 pp 286 ).
Different views of feminist thought
Radical feminism – women oppression is due to patriarchy (Gortner, 2007, pp 280).
Liberal feminism - seeks women’s civil liberties and economic justice.
Socialist (Marxist) feminism – Identify “classism” and not “sexism” to be the cause of women’s oppression.
(Tong, 1998, pp 84).
Methods of research utilized
Less structured and encourages patients to describe their perceptions on health and illness.
Gender sensitive research
Promotes policies and care that is gender specific.
In turn promotes the health and life expectancy of both men and women
Coronary heart disease (CAD) has been perceived by society to be a “male” disease.
This is problematic because women who present with CAD are not treated in a timely manner which increases their rate of morbidity and mortality.
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