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Practical Guidelines for Feminist Research in Nursing

Im, Eun-Ok, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN

doi: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e318290204e
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With increasing interests in oppressed groups, the number of feminist studies in nursing has steadily increased. Despite the increasing number of feminist studies, very few articles have been written to provide practical guidelines for feminist research in nursing. In this article, guidelines for feminist research in nursing are proposed on the basis of 3 previous feminist studies. First, characteristics of feminist research are concisely described. Then, the 3 studies that are the basis for the guidelines are described. Finally, practical guidelines for feminist nursing research are proposed on the basis of 10 idea categories related to issues/concerns from the 3 studies.

School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Correspondence: Eun-Ok Im, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 418 Curie Blvd, Philadelphia, PA (eunim@nursing.upenn.edu).

The 3 studies that are the basis for this article were funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NINR/NCI, NIH/NINR/NIA, and NIH/NINR/NHLBI) (R01NR007900, R01NR008926, and R01NR010568). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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