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[afro-nets] Ethical Approaches to Gathering Information


  • From: Sherry Hutchinson <SHutchinson@PCDC.ORG>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 11:04:40 -0400

Ethical Approaches to Gathering Information from Children and
Adolescents in International Settings
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Horizons/Population Council and FHI/Impact announce the publica-
tion of a valuable new resource:

"Ethical Approaches to Gathering Information from Children and
Adolescents in International Settings: Guidelines and Resources"

The publication is designed for program managers and researchers
who work with children and adolescents, including those affected
by HIV/AIDS. Recognizing that methods for working with adults
cannot simply be transferred to young people, this new resource
identifies challenges that confront investigators and program
implementers working with children and adolescents and proposes
practical approaches to dealing with them. It provides case
studies that highlight the roles of research and program staff
in ensuring that child-related activities are conducted ethi-
cally.

Topics include:
* Children's participation
* Seeking meaningful informed consent among children
* Confidentiality and anonymity
* Avoiding stigma

This publication was developed under the leadership of a steer-
ing committee composed of representatives of USAID, UNICEF, Ho-
rizons/Population Council, and FHI/Impact.

"Ethical Approaches to Gathering Information from Children and
Adolescents in International Settings: Guidelines and Resources"
is also available on the Population Council's website as Adobe
PDF file (98 pp. 848 kB):
http://www.popcouncil.org/horizons/childrenethics.html

Print copies will be available in October 2005. To request a
print copy, mailto:horizons@pcdc.org with your mailing address.

We hope you find this publication useful and relevant, and wel-
come your feedback.

The development of this publication was supported by the Hori-
zons Program and IMPACT. Horizons is implemented by the Popula-
tion Council in collaboration with the International Center for
Research on Women, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Program for
Appropriate Technology in Health, Tulane University, Family
Health International, and Johns Hopkins University. Horizons is
funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through
the U.S. Agency for International Development, under the terms
of HRN-A-00-97-00012-00.

IMPACT is implemented by Family Health International in collabo-
ration with Management Sciences for Health, Population Services
International, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Institute
for Tropical Medicine. IMPACT is funded by the President's Emer-
gency Plan for AIDS Relief through the U.S. Agency for Interna-
tional Development, under the terms of HRN-A-00-97-00017-00.

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Sherry Hutchinson
mailto:SHutchinson@PCDC.ORG