Journal article

Sharing power in global health research: an ethical toolkit for designing priority-setting processes that meaningfully include communities

Bridget Pratt

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR EQUITY IN HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

To promote social justice and equity, global health research should meaningfully engage communities throughout projects: from setting agendas onwards. But communities, especially those that are considered disadvantaged or marginalised, rarely have a say in the priorities of the research projects that aim to help them. So far, there remains limited ethical guidance and resources on how to share power with communities in health research priority-setting. This paper presents an "ethical toolkit" for academic researchers and their community partners to use to design priority-setting processes that meaningfully include the communities impacted by their projects. An empirical reflective equilibriu..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award


Funding Acknowledgements

BP was supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (Award No. DE170100414) to develop the toolkit. The contents of this article are solely the responsibility of the author and do not reflect the views of the ARC. The ARC did not play any role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.