Developing a toolkit for engagement practice: sharing power with communities in priority-setting for global health research projects

BMC Medical Ethics
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Developing a toolkit for engagement practice: sharing power with communities in priority-setting for global health research projects
Communities’ engagement in priority-setting is a key means for setting research topics and questions of relevance and benefit to them. However, without attention to dynamics of power and diversity, their engagement can be tokenistic. So far, there remains limited ethical guidance on how to share power with communities, particularly those considered disadvantaged and marginalised, in global health research priority-setting. This paper generates a comprehensive, empirically-based “ethical toolkit” to provide such guidance, further strengthening a previously proposed checklist version of the toolkit. The toolkit places community engagement and power-sharing at the heart of priority-setting for global health research projects.
Authors: Bridget Pratt
Content type: Research article
14 March 2020