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Ethical dilemmas of social science research on AIDS and orphanhood in Western Kenya

Show simple item record Erick Otieno Nyambedha 2020-07-28T09:42:40Z 2020-07-28T09:42:40Z 2008-09-01
dc.description.abstract This paper is based on the experiences drawn from a long-term social science research programme on the impact of the AIDS pandemic on orphanhood in western Kenya. It discusses the ethical dilemma of maintaining a delicate balance between research ethics, the expectations of the study population and negotiating the community's vested interests in a health related research project in a low-income society. I argue that informed consent and the intended benefits of the study to the participants continue to be major challenges facing the justification of social research with people affected by or living with AIDS in low-income societies. The paper underscores the importance of community feedback sessions as a way of enhancing chances of acceptability of research efforts and obtaining informed consent. It further shows how community feedback sessions contribute to local knowledge of the problem being studied … en_US
dc.publisher Pergamon en_US
dc.subject Research ethics HIV/AIDS Informed consent Orphan hood Social science research Children Ethnography en_US
dc.title Ethical dilemmas of social science research on AIDS and orphanhood in Western Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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