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Advances in Nursing Science:
doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000038
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Enhancing our Understanding of Emancipatory Nursing: A Reflection on the Use of Critical Feminist Methodologies

MacDonnell, Judith Ann PhD, RN

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Abstract

The aim of this analysis is to contribute to an understanding of emancipatory nursing in the context of higher education. Engagement with formative studies that used critical feminist methodologies led to my research focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health in my academic research program. Dimensions of emancipatory nursing include reflexivity, transformative learning, interdisciplinarity, praxis, and situated privilege. Several critical feminist methodologies are addressed: feminist ethnography, community-based participatory action research (CBPAR), and comparative life history. Commonalities across methodologies illustrate the potential for emancipatory outcomes/goals.

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