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Title: Fostering the conduct of ethical and equitable research practices: the imperative for integrated knowledge translation in research conducted by and with indigenous community members.
Author: Janet Jull, Melody Morton-Ninomiya, Irene Compton and Annie Picard.
Date Published: 2018
Reference: Research Involvement and Engagement 4:45
Are service users or carers authors: Yes

Abstract: Integrated knowledge translation is a research approach in which researchers work as partners with the people for whom the research is meant to be of use. A partnered approach can support the use of Indigenous ways of knowing in health research that may then be used in health care. This is important as current health care models do not often support Indigenous values, ways of knowing, and care practices. We describe 1) why it is necessary to co-create knowledge that includes the voices of Indigenous community members, 2) how integrated knowledge translation is a way of doing research that includes many views and 3) how integrated knowledge translation can help those involved in research to agree upon and uphold ethical ways of doing research. Integrated knowledge translation may be used to include Indigenous ways of knowing into mainstream health research and to improve health systems. The use of an integrated knowledge translation approach in research may guide researchers to be research partners with Indigenous people and groups. Integrated knowledge translation may be a way to do research that is respectful and to ensure that Indigenous ways of knowing are included in both health research and health care systems.

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Writing up and disseminating
impact on research
impact on research ethics
impact of public involvement
reflecting on public involvement in research
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Date Entered: 2019/01/08

Date Edited: 2019/01/08

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