Research and child and adolescent mental health: ethical considerations

Harris, Nonie (2013) Research and child and adolescent mental health: ethical considerations. Progressive Outlook, III (1-A). pp. 13-17.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore ethical research practice in the field of child and adolescent mental health and in doing so contribute to the overall development of the research capacity of mental health practitioners and researchers (Gould, 2010). Social work practice is changing; research is now an integral part of practice. The need for practitioners to be able to engage in research is becoming more important both for clients, organisations and communities. We should assume that research and practice are not mutually exclusive and that as practitioners, committed to social justice and human rights, we are also social researchers who embrace these same commitments. This paper explores the link between socially just practice, research and ethics; and highlights the political nature of not only knowledge creation but also the relationship between researcher and researched. The paper concludes that our commitment to our clients and their communities is strengthened not only by an evidence base but also ethical research practice that embodies and manifests the principles of human rights and social justice.

Item ID: 24974
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: research, child, adolescent, mental health, ethical consideration
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Special Issue- Jan. 2013, Articles from the International Conference on Child and Adolescent Mental Health

ISSN: 2231-2358
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2013 06:38
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940112 Families and Family Services @ 100%
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