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

Mcllfatrick, S, Sullivan, K A and McKenna, H (2006) Exploring the ethical issues of the research interview in the cancer context.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.Metadata only available from this repositoryThis article was originally published in the European Journal of Oncology Nursing in 2006. The full article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2005.04.002
Keywords: cancer, interviews, qualitative research, phenomenology, ethics
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Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:05
URI: http://glyndwr.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/113

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