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dc.contributor.author Harrowing, Jean
dc.contributor.author Mill, J
dc.contributor.author Spiers, J
dc.contributor.author Kulig, Judith Celene
dc.contributor.author Kipp, W
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-07T15:53:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-07T15:53:42Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Harrowing, J., Mill, J., Spiers, J., Kulig, J., Kipp, W., (2010). Culture, context, and community: Ethical considerations for global nursing research. International Nursing Review, 57, 70-77 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1268
dc.description.abstract High-quality research is essential for the generation of scientific nursing knowledge and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. However, the incorporation of Western bioethical principles in the study design may not be suitable, sufficient or relevant to participants in low-income countries and may indeed be harmful and disrespectful. Before engaging in global health studies, nurses must consider carefully the cultural and social context and values of the proposed setting in order to situate the research within the appropriate ethical framework. The purpose of this paper was to examine the ethical principles and considerations that guide health research conducted in international settings using the example of a qualitative study of Ugandan nurses and nurse-midwives by a Canadian researcher. The application of Western bioethical principles with their emphasis on autonomy fails to acknowledge the importance of relevant contextual aspects in the conduct of global research. Because ethics is concerned with how people interact and live together, it is essential that studies conducted across borders be respectful of, and congruent with, the values and needs of the community in which it occurs. The use of a communitarian ethical framework will allow nurse scientists to contribute to the elimination of inequities between those who enjoy prosperity and good health, and those who do not. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher International Nursing Review en
dc.subject capacity building en
dc.subject developing countries en
dc.subject nursing qualitative method en
dc.subject research ethics en
dc.title Culture, context and community: Ethical considerations for global research en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en
dc.publisher.department Department of Nursing en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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