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Ethics in Context: Creating Frameworks for humanities-based interventions during Crisis
As part of the developing relationship between UK-based researchers and the Lebanese NGO, Akkar Network, when researching the efficacy of Expressive Writing and Telling in Crisis (AHRC project), it became clear there was a need to create a model or framework for such humanities-based interventions.
This is the model: Ethics in Context: a partnership in developing principles of practice between UK based researchers and NGO workers.
This presentation captures the co-development of a model of practice for research in crisis which is sustainable, inclusive and ethical.
• Ethics-in-practice refers to anticipating, attending to, and learning from, the experience of conducting research
• The idea of “Emergency” or “Crisis” is a way of trying to grasp complex and problematic events. It emphasizes unpredictability, abnormality and brevity, and implies that immediate response – intervention – is necessary.
• “Emergency” becomes a specific way of thinking about how the world works, including a particular moral orientation. Once a humanitarian emergency is declared, it shapes who should act, and how. It alters notions about acceptable levels of risk.
• This framework addresses the situation for research, covering Unequal Power and the challenges of working in Fragile Environments and it proffers a matrix of understandings.
• That matrix leads to a set of Guiding Principles for the partnership itself, for voluntary informed consent practices, for confidentiality/privacy and for challenges to care giver support.
• A checklist of principles-in-practice and a set of undertakings are established for both parties.
• The follow-on step of a risk-benefit analysis is also provided within this collection of outputs from this project.
Expressive Life Writing and Telling During Crisis: Addressing Urgent Needs in the Akkar Governorate, Lebanon
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- Contemporary Cultures of Writing
- Citizenship and Governance
- Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
- International Development & Inclusive Innovation