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Feminism

  1. 1. Scholarly Presentation Feminist Thought By Jacqueline Kimani MSN 510 Theories for Advanced Nursing Roles Cynthia Bostick PhD
  2. 2. Aims and assumptions <ul><li>Gender justice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That a woman is as intelligent as her male counterpart and opportunities should be shared equally (Tong, 1998, pp 2) . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Core assumption is that women are oppressed (Bielkiewicz, 2007 pp 286 ). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Different views of feminist thought <ul><li>Radical feminism – women oppression is due to patriarchy (Gortner, 2007, pp 280). </li></ul><ul><li>Liberal feminism - seeks women’s civil liberties and economic justice. </li></ul><ul><li>Socialist (Marxist) feminism – Identify “classism” and not “sexism” to be the cause of women’s oppression. </li></ul><ul><li>(Tong, 1998, pp 84). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Methods of research utilized <ul><li>Qualitative studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less structured and encourages patients to describe their perceptions on health and illness. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gender sensitive research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes policies and care that is gender specific. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In turn promotes the health and life expectancy of both men and women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Emslie, 2004). </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Clinical example <ul><li>Coronary heart disease (CAD) has been perceived by society to be a “male” disease. </li></ul><ul><li>This is problematic because women who present with CAD are not treated in a timely manner which increases their rate of morbidity and mortality. </li></ul><ul><li>(Emslie, 2004) </li></ul>
  6. 6. references <ul><li>Bielkiewicz, G.(2009). Theories from the sociologic sciences. In M.McEwen & E.M. Wills (Eds.), Theoretical basis for nursing (2 nd ed., pp 286). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. </li></ul><ul><li>Emslie,C. (2004). Women, men and coronary heart disease. A review of the qualitative literature. Retrieved February 27, 2009 from EBSCO host with full text. </li></ul><ul><li>Gortner, S. R.(2009). Nursing syntax revisited: A critique of philosophies said to influence nursing theories. In P. Reed & N.C.Shearer (Eds.), Perspectives on nursing theory (5 th ed, pp 280). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. </li></ul><ul><li>Tong, R. P. (1998). Feminist Thought (2nd ed.). Colorado: Westview Press </li></ul>

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