Workshop: Ethical conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health research
On Tuesday the 19th of June 2012 IHIG held a workshop addressing ethical conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.
Run by Dr Daniel McAullay the workshop was developed for health researchers and health research students in the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and the Environment.
The workshop was designed around a series of presentations to familiarize researchers with the content of three key documents that are instrumental in providing guidance for the ethical conduct of researchers conducting research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
These documents are:
- National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007)
- The Values and Ethics: Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (2003)
- Keeping Research on Track: A guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples about health research ethics (2005).
The workshop incorporated discussion questions and interactive work based on case studies. Discussions illustrated how key ethical issues can be addressed when undertaking ethical Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research. Participants left the workshop with an awareness of the three key ethics documents and some practical knowledge on how to apply their content to research.