pls respond to this discussion question: 200 words; two references within 7 seven years Nursing science has the goal of generating empirical research and conducing other methods of inquiries to expand

pls respond to this discussion question: 200 words; two references within 7 seven years

Nursing science has the goal of generating empirical research and conducing other methods of inquiries to expand knowledge and learn more about human experience (Fawcett, 2020). Nursing science therefore draws on several science-based theories and philosophies that can be helpful to the DNP-prepared nurse. I

find that feminist theory is very applicable to both nursing in general and to my work as CNM.

Feminist theory is useful as it focuses not only on gender or gender roles, but on the uniqueness of the individual (Rodgers, 2018). This theory calls attention to how other elements, like social, economics, power differences, and culture are factors that impact the individual realities of the person (Rodgers, 2018). It is my opinion that feminist theory is useful to nursing as it looks at the “big picture”, acknowledging how many different and complex factors have an influence on a siltation or patient. 

As a DNP prepared nurse, one must look at the whole picture. The DNP prepared nurse must be able to identify the agents and patterns in a system (like in a CAS) if the goal is to make an improvement in a process, protocol, or organization. In a study conducted by MacDonald and Etowa (2021), feminist theory was applied when exploring the experiences of collaboration between nurses and midwives in a newly established midwifery practice in Nova Scotia. The goal of the study was to understand how gender, power relations, and how historical, social, institutional differences between the groups influenced collaboration between these two professions. Using feminist theory, several variables that influenced the collaboration between nurses and midwives were identified that help the researchers understand what impacted collaboration. Use of feminist theory can be useful to the DNP nurse when trying to understand the factors and complexities that influence a system as they try to learn how to best improve or change the system. 

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