Application of feminist theory in nursing research: The case of women and cardiovascular disease

Kim M. McCormick, Sheila McGuire Bunting

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Abstract

Researchers have provided evidence that women recover from and live with heart disease in very distinct ways from men. The challenge for researchers has been to discuss women in a manner that allows their differences to emerge but does not depict them as inferior to men. Our goal is to review current cardiovascular research on women from a feminist theoretical perspective. We believe that a feminist perspective in cardiovascular research will advance the knowledge and recognition of women's health. We examined nine qualitative research articles in depth and applied a model of feminist research critique to them (Bunting, 1997). Historical androcentric notions in women's health and cardiovascular research are discussed. Also included are recommendations for future research to influence social change in women's cardiac health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)820-834
Number of pages15
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

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Application of feminist theory in nursing research : The case of women and cardiovascular disease. / McCormick, Kim M.; Bunting, Sheila McGuire.

In: Health Care for Women International, Vol. 23, No. 8, 01.12.2002, p. 820-834.

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