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Exploring the ethical issues of the research interview in the cancer context

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McIlfatrick, Sonja, Sullivan, K. and McKenna, Hugh (2006) Exploring the ethical issues of the research interview in the cancer context. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10 (1). pp. 39-47. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=PublicationURL&_tockey=%23TOC%236781%232006%23999899998%23616277%23FLA%23&_cdi=6781&_pubType=J&_auth=y&_acct=C000010438&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=126978&md5=7bc2f098a28efff82006bfc03013ca6d

DOI: 10.1016/j.ejon.2005.04.002

Abstract

This paper sets out to reflect on ethical issues in the context of a study exploring cancer patients', relatives' and nurses' experience of a day hospital chemotherapy service. Interviewing can be considered as a well-used approach within qualitative methodology, yet little attention has been paid to a many of the ethical deliberations that are inherent when adopting this approach, particularly in the context of cancer. It is the intention of the authors that this paper might raise awareness of these issues, contribute to the ongoing debate about conducting research interviews on sensitive topics and provide a `real-world' application of these principles. It is considered that the article potentially raises more questions that answers and illustrates that there are not always quick-fix solutions for the `real-world' problems qualitative researchers' experience. (C) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
ID Code:6582
Deposited By:Dr Sonja McIlfatrick
Deposited On:27 Jan 2010 16:46
Last Modified:23 Jul 2012 15:03

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