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  NCJ Number: NCJ 240947     Find in a Library
  Title: Ethical Challenges in Conducting HIV/AIDS Research in Correctional Settings
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  Author(s): Gloria D. Eldridge, Ph.D. ; Rebecca Volino Robinson, M.S. ; Staci Corey, M.S. ; Christiane Brems, Ph.D. ; Mark E. Johnson, Ph.D.
  Journal: Journal of Correctional Health Care  Volume:18  Issue:4  Dated:October 2012  Pages:309 to 318
  Date Published: 10/2012
  Page Count: 10
  Annotation: This study collected empirical data on ethical challenges in HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings.
  Abstract: To explore ethical challenges in the conduct and oversight of HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings, 92 researchers; IRB chairs, members, and prisoner representatives; research ethicists; and prison administrators were asked the question, “If you had to pick the single most important ethical challenge to HIV/AIDS research with incarcerated people, what would it be?” Data were analyzed with NVivo 8.0 software and revealed that key concerns were confidentiality and privacy; autonomy and informed consent; and justice and access. Characteristics of people who are incarcerated, the nature of correctional institutions, and state and federal regulatory issues contributed to these challenges. These findings provide insights into ethical challenges that affect the conduct of HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
  Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities
  Index Term(s): Inmates ; Medical research ; Professional conduct and ethics ; Corrections research
  Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Interview
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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