Evolving Friendships and Shifting Ethical Dilemmas: Fieldworkers' Experiences in a Short Term Community Based Study in Kenya

@inproceedings{Kamuya2013EvolvingFA,
  title={Evolving Friendships and Shifting Ethical Dilemmas: Fieldworkers' Experiences in a Short Term Community Based Study in Kenya},
  author={Dorcas Kamuya and Sally Jane Theobald and Patrick Munywoki and Dorothy Chelagat Koech and Wenzel P. Geissler and Sassy C. Molyneux},
  booktitle={Developing world bioethics},
  year={2013}
}
Fieldworkers (FWs) are community members employed by research teams to support access to participants, address language barriers, and advise on culturally appropriate research conduct. The critical role that FWs play in studies, and the range of practical and ethical dilemmas associated with their involvement, is increasingly recognised. In this paper, we draw on qualitative observation and interview data collected alongside a six month basic science study which involved a team of FWs regularly… CONTINUE READING
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