Using critical feminist principles to analyze programs for low-income urban women.
Public health nurses are committed to promoting the health of vulnerable populations, including the economically disadvantaged.
One of the perspectives that can be used to work with low-income women is feminist theory.
In this paper, we analyze program descriptions from 45 community agencies whose services are accessed by urban low-income women.
The purpose of the analysis is to identify congruence between agency programs and selected feminist principles.
As a result of the content analysis, empirical referents and examples were identified for each principle.
Public health nursing programs can incorporate feminist principles by responding to the perspectives of the vulnerable and facilitating their efforts to change the conditions that led to their vulnerability.
Questions are presented that could guide public health nurses in stimulating reflection and in facilitating dialogue in the process of developing programs for low-income women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Femme, Pauvreté, Milieu urbain, Nursing, Promotion santé, Canada, Stratégie, Féminisme, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Woman, Poverty, Urban environment, Nursing, Health promotion, Canada, Strategy, Human, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0051751
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.