Ethical Considerations in Community-Based Participatory Research

Posted by on July 14, 2008

Journal Issue Focuses on Ethical Considerations in Community-Based Participatory Research
Co-Edited by a Team from CCPH!

The June 2008 issue of the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics is devoted to the theme of “ethical considerations in community-based participatory research (CBPR).”

A team from CCPH co-edited the issue with the guidance of JERHRE Editor-in-Chief Joan Sieber: CCPH Senior Consultant Nancy Shore (University of New England), CCPH Program Director Kristine Wong, CCPH Executive director Sarena Seifer, former CCPH Graduate Research Assistant Jessica Grignon (University of Washington) and CCPH member Vanessa Northington Gamble (George Washington University).

Below are the titles and authors of papers in the issue.  The introduction article is available for free on the issue webpage at  Single issues will be available for purchase in July.

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Introduction to Special Issue: Advancing the Ethics of Community-Based Participatory Research
Nancy Shore, Kristine A. Wong, Sarena D. Seifer, Jessica Grignon, Vanessa Northington Gamble

Creating Community-Based Participatory Research in a Diverse Community: A Case Study
Linda Silka, G. Dean Cleghorn, Milagro Grullen, Trinidad Tellez

Enacting Research Ethics in Partnerships with Indigenous Communities in Canada: Do it in a Good Way
Jessica Ball, Pauline Janyst

Developing a Participatory Aboriginal Health Research Project: Only if it’s Going to Mean Something
Kristen Jacklin , Phyllis Kinoshameg

Balancing Power Among Academic and Community Partners: The Case of El Proyecto Bienestar
Julie Postma

Variability in Institutional Approaches to Ethics Review of Community-Based Research Conducted in Collaboration with Unaffiliated Organizations
Michael Silverstein, Mary Banks, Susan Fish, Howard Bauchner

An HIV Prevention Protocol Reviewed at 15 National Sites: How do Ethics Committees Protect Communities?
Bethany Griffin Deeds, Marne Castillo, Zephyr Beason, Shayna D. Cunningham, Jonathan M. Ellen, Ligia Peralta

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