Journal article

Photovoice Ethics: Critical Reflections From Men's Mental Health Research

Genevieve Creighton, John L Oliffe, Olivier Ferlatte, Joan Bottorff, Alex Broom, Emily K Jenkins

QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

As photovoice continues to grow as a method for researching health and illness, there is a need for rigorous discussions about ethical considerations. In this article, we discuss three key ethical issues arising from a recent photovoice study investigating men's depression and suicide. The first issue, indelible images, details the complexity of consent and copyright when participant-produced photographs are shown at exhibitions and online where they can be copied and disseminated beyond the original scope of the research. The second issue, representation, explores the ethical implications that can arise when participants and others have discordant views about the deceased. The third, vicari..

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