Journal article

Social Justice and the Ethical Goals of Community Engagement in Global Health Research

Bridget Pratt

JOURNAL OF BIOETHICAL INQUIRY | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Social justice has been identified as a foundational moral commitment for global health research ethics. Yet what a commitment to social justice means for community engagement in such research has not been critically examined. This paper draws on the rich social justice literature from political philosophy to explore the normative question: What should the ethical goals of community engagement be if it is to help connect global health research to social justice? Five ethical goals for community engagement are proposed that promote well-being, agency, and self-development, particularly for those considered disadvantaged and marginalized. The paper also considers how key terms used in the prop..

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