Feminist theory offers an approach to address disparities in care:
Feminist critiques can help health professionals understand the female experience in health care and begin to address problems.
While there is some discussion of feminist theory in health care in some health science resources, sociological databases may have more of the full literature to review, because feminism is a sociological theory. Listed below are some search terms to start your research as well as some example searches that you can use directly by following the links.
|Keyword||Medical Subject Heading (MeSH)||Notes|
|Feminist||N/A||Searching with the single word "feminist" will return results that include multiple key phrases like "feminist theory", "feminist perspective", and "feminist ethics".|
|Public Health||Community health is used to refer to health care services delivered outside of a hospital or clinic.|
|Public health||Public Health||You can specify your results to geographical location ("United States" or "Pennsylvania") to focus on public health policies of interest.|
|Clinical care||Delivery of Health Care||While a MeSH terms is available, it may be more beneficial to start with using clinical care as key words in your search and use MeSH if you need help further narrowing your search.|
|Health care||Delivery of Health Care||"Health care" refers to the medical care received by patients while "healthcare" as one word is used to discuss the healthcare system.|
Click on the highlighted links to see the search or copy and paste this search into the suggested database.
CINAHL: feminism AND "community health"
Consumer Health Database: noft(feminist) AND ("clinical care")
Sociology Database: noft(feminism) AND noft(public health) AND noft(United States)