Feminist research or humanistic research? Experiences of studying prostatectomy

Brian Pateman

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    • This paper highlights issues related to men's health research arising from a small-scale study, carried out by a male researcher, to identify the experience of men following transuretheral resection of prostate (TURP) for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). The intention of this paper is to stimulate methodological debate rather than to be a research report. • For the study, an informal interview approach was used within a phenomenological framework, and interview experiences raised issues which have been previously discussed under the rubric of feminist research. • The conclusion drawn is that a style of research which attempts to gain a holistic view of patients' experiences is better termed 'humanistic research' because the term 'feminist research' clearly cannot be applied to men studying men's health-related experiences. © 2000 Blackwell Science Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)310-316
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


    • Feminist research
    • Humanistic research
    • Prostatectomy


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