`This book constitutes a valuable resource for postgraduate students and researchers. Most.... of the chapters succeed in providing a clear and comprehensive introduction to the various approaches and//or methods, thus enabling the reader to make an informed decision about whether or not they wish to pursue the topic further. The book as a whole is also very well referenced and this makes it a source of essential information for students and researchers with an interest in qualitative health psychology' - Health Psychology Update This book explains the role of qualitative research within health psychology. Theories and methods from a qualitative perspective are highly varied but, in general, differ from the po

Feminist Approaches to Qualitative Health Research

Feminist Approaches to Qualitative Health Research

Feminist approaches to qualitative health research
Jane M.Ussher

Feminist researchers have been investigating the lives of women since the beginning of this century. Health has always been an issue of central concern in this sphere. In the so called ‘second wave’ of feminism, which can be dated to the early 1970s and beyond, debates about issues such as contraception, abortion, sexuality and madness dominated the feminist agenda, with well-organized political campaigns and academic critiques leading to both social change and the development of women-centred professional practices. Since the early 1980s, there has been a greater focus on research, with increasing sophistication in the development of feminist theory, epistemology and methodology. In the field of health psychology, this covers a broad spectrum, ...

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