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Feminist-informed participatory action research: a methodology of choice for examining critical nursing issues

Feminist-informed participatory action research: a methodology of choice for examining critical nursing issues

International Journal of Nursing Practice 13(2): 81-88

Identifying a methodology to guide a study that aims to enhance service delivery can be challenging. Participatory action research offers a solution to this challenge as it both informs and is informed by critical social theory. In addition, using a feminist lens helps acquiesce this approach as a suitable methodology for changing practice. This methodology embraces empowerment self-determination and the facilitation of agreed change as central tenets that guide the research process. Encouraged by the work of Foucault, Friere, Habermas, and Maguire, this paper explicates the philosophical assumptions underpinning critical social theory and outlines how feminist influences are complimentary in exploring the processes and applications of nursing research that seeks to embrace change.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2007.00612.x

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