Title

Ethical and cultural considerations in informed consent in Botswana

Document Type

Article

Department

School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa

Abstract

Reflections on my experience of conducting research in Botswana are used to highlight tensions and conflicts that arise from adhering to the western conceptualization of bioethics and the need to be culturally sensitive when carrying out research in one's own culture. Cultural practices required the need to exercise discretionary judgement guided by respect for the culture and decision-making protocols of the research participants. Ethical challenges that arose are discussed. The brokerage role of nurse educators and leaders in contextualizing western bioethics is emphasized.

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication

Nursing Ethics .

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