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Healthcare professionals as gatekeepers in research involving refugee survivors of sexual torture: An examination of the ethical issues

Dehghan Zaklaki, R; Wilson, J; (2019) Healthcare professionals as gatekeepers in research involving refugee survivors of sexual torture: An examination of the ethical issues. Developing World Bioethics 10.1111/dewb.12222. (In press).

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Abstract

This paper examines the ethical issues that arise when healthcare providers act as gatekeepers to research involving vulnerable populations. Traumatised refugees serve as an example of this subset of research participants. Highlighting the particular vulnerabilities of this group, we argue that specific ethical considerations are required that go beyond the conventional research approaches. While gatekeeping responds to some of those vulnerabilities, it risks wronging through unwarranted paternalism. Instead, we will propose that relational ethics of justice and care serves as a more appropriate framework for responding to the challenges of research involving traumatised refugees. Specifically, such a framework allows us to reflect more deeply on the role of the gatekeeper. In conclusion, we recommend that clinicians and researchers collaborate with survivors’ advisory groups in the development of specific research ethical guidelines.

Type: Article
Title: Healthcare professionals as gatekeepers in research involving refugee survivors of sexual torture: An examination of the ethical issues
DOI: 10.1111/dewb.12222
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1111/dewb.12222
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Research ethics, gatekeeping, refugees, trauma, torture
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Philosophy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10067546
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