Ethical Use and Impact of Participatory Approaches to Research in Post-Disaster Environments: An Australian Bushfire Case Study

dc.contributor.author Gibbs, Lisa
dc.contributor.author Block, Karen
dc.contributor.author MacDougall, Colin James
dc.contributor.author Harms, Louise
dc.contributor.author Baker, Elyse
dc.contributor.author Richardson, John
dc.contributor.author Ireton, Greg
dc.contributor.author Gallagher, H Colin
dc.contributor.author Bryant, Richard
dc.contributor.author Lusher, Dean
dc.contributor.author Pattison, Philippa
dc.contributor.author Watson, Julie
dc.contributor.author Gillett, Joy
dc.contributor.author Pirrone, Alana
dc.contributor.author Molyneaux, Robyn
dc.contributor.author Sexton-Bruce, Sophie
dc.contributor.author Forbes, David
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-25T02:22:40Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-25T02:22:40Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-11
dc.date.updated 2018-06-17T07:08:12Z
dc.description Copyright © 2018 L. Gibbs et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a case study of Beyond Bushfires, a large, multisite, mixed method study of the psychosocial impacts of major bushfires in Victoria, Australia. A participatory approach was employed throughout the study which was led by a team of academic investigators in partnership with service providers and government representatives and used on-site visits and multiple methods of communication with communities across the state to inform decision-making throughout the study. The ethics and impacts of conducting and adapting the approach within a post-disaster context will be discussed in reference to theories and models of participatory health research. The challenges of balancing local interests with state-wide implications will also be explored in the description of the methods of engagement and the study processes and outcomes. Beyond Bushfires demonstrates the feasibility of incorporating participatory methods in large, post-disaster research studies and achieving rigorous findings and multilevel impacts, while recognising the potential for some of the empowering aspects of the participatory experience to be reduced by the scaled-up approach.
dc.identifier.citation L. Gibbs, K. Block, C. MacDougall, et al., “Ethical Use and Impact of Participatory Approaches to Research in Post-Disaster Environments: An Australian Bushfire Case Study,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2018, Article ID 5621609, 11 pages, 2018. doi:10.1155/2018/5621609
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5621609
dc.identifier.issn 2314-6141
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5621609
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/38092
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Hindawi en
dc.rights Copyright © 2018 L. Gibbs et al.
dc.rights.holder L. Gibbs et al.
dc.rights.license CC-BY
dc.subject Survey methods
dc.subject Ethics
dc.subject Post-disaster environments
dc.subject Psychosocial impacts
dc.subject Participatory health research
dc.title Ethical Use and Impact of Participatory Approaches to Research in Post-Disaster Environments: An Australian Bushfire Case Study en
dc.type Article en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup MacDougall, Colin James: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1270-6823 en_US
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