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Heart disease remains the number one killer of men and women globally, yet women have traditionally received less research attention in the cardiovascular literature, and an androcentric bias has persisted. Specifically, symptoms of myocardial infarction (MI) have been shown to be varied between men and women. Feminist standpoint theory is one perspective that researchers can use to explore the situated knowledge that women possess, given their unique experiences. This project incorporates a substantial body of literature, reviews feminist standpoint theory, and proposes three critical steps for MI symptom researchers to use as guides when conducting research. To advance the perspectives of women, it is important that women are included in the evidence base, bias is recognized and minimized, and the relevant questions are asked. This feminist approach has the ability to uncover previously unseen or unheard experiences on the part of women and can lead.


This poster was presented at the Memorial Medical Center Annual Research Conference, Springfield, IL, March 2017.

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