Journal article

Developing a toolkit for engagement practice: sharing power with communities in priority-setting for global health research projects

Bridget Pratt

BMC MEDICAL ETHICS | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Communities' engagement in priority-setting is a key means for setting research topics and questions of relevance and benefit to them. However, without attention to dynamics of power and diversity, their engagement can be tokenistic. So far, there remains limited ethical guidance on how to share power with communities, particularly those considered disadvantaged and marginalised, in global health research priority-setting. This paper generates a comprehensive, empirically-based "ethical toolkit" to provide such guidance, further strengthening a previously proposed checklist version of the toolkit. The toolkit places community engagement and power-sharing at the heart of priority-..

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