Abstract: Researchers and community members worked together to decide how best to apply ethics guidelines for research involving Indigenous communities. They examined issues of NunatuKavut (Southern Inuit) authority and representation in the oversight of research. They questioned the taken-for-granted assumption of research ethics, that community engagement is an unquestionable "good." In this article, they present findings that community engagement, if done poorly can actually cause harm by causing community fatigue. If community members are unpaid and receive multiple demands for involvement that they cannot meet, this can limit their ability to have real oversight and control over research. The authors conclude that involvement needs to properly resourced to be ethical.
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Categories: journal article researchers general principles of good practice ethical issues paying service users for their involvement lessons from direct experience of involvement involving seldom heard groups
Date Entered: 2019/03/04
Date Edited: 2019/03/04