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Ethical Issues in Intercultural Health Research


Le, Q and Nguyen, HB and Le, T and Ogden, K, Ethical Issues in Intercultural Health Research, Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World, Nova Science Publishers, T Le & Q Le (ed), Hauppauge, NY, pp. 291-300. ISBN 978-1-62618-651-4 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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In biomedical and social health research, which involves and impacts upon humans, researchers need to conform to the highest standards of ethical practice. Four basic concepts which are widely acceptable in research involving humans are: Integrity, Respect for persons, Beneficence and Justice. However, while the universality of these ethical principles is recognized, their interpretations and applications are influenced by the different moral values and beliefs of particular cultures. Therefore, when conducting intercultural health research, researchers are faced with many ethical issues and challenges. The ethical challenges covered in the chapter are related to cross language communication, different health beliefs and practices, consent, privacy and confidentiality. Practical implications for the intercultural health researchers are then provided with regards to how cultural differences in ethical perspectives can be tolerated with mutual understanding and respect.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Intercultural health research, ethical issues, conduct of research
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
UTAS Author:Nguyen, HB (Dr Hoang Nguyen)
UTAS Author:Le, T (Dr Thao Le)
UTAS Author:Ogden, K (Dr Kathryn Ogden)
ID Code:86149
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2013-08-27
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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