Journal article

Ethical issues and practical barriers in internet-based suicide prevention research: a review and investigator survey

Eleanor Bailey, Charlotte Muhlmann, Simon Rice, Maja Nedeljkovic, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Lasse Sander, Alison L Calear, Philip J Batterham, Jo Robinson

BMC Medical Ethics | BMC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: People who are at elevated risk of suicide stand to benefit from internet-based interventions; however, research in this area is likely impacted by a range of ethical and practical challenges. The aim of this study was to examine the ethical issues and practical barriers associated with clinical studies of internet-based interventions for suicide prevention. METHOD: This was a mixed-methods study involving two phases. First, a systematic search was conducted to identify studies evaluating internet-based interventions for people at risk of suicide, and information pertaining to safety protocols and exclusion criteria was extracted. Second, investigators on the included studies wer..

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Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

This project received no specific funding. EB is a supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend. JR (APP1142348), SR (APP1158881), MAJ (APP1177235), ALC (APP 1122544) and PJB (APP1158707) are supported by NHMRC Career Development Fellowships.