Addressing challenges in participatory research partnerships in the North: opening a conversation
Johnson, Rhonda M.
- Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
International Journal of Circumpolar Health,
(issn: 1239-9736, eissn: 2242-3982)
Editorial | RC955-962 | Special Issue on Participatory Research Processes and Ethics | Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine
Interest and experience in participatory research projects has been growing for some time in the North, yet lessons learned from these complex and still evolving community campus partnerships are still rarely shared in the general peer-reviewed literature. An electronic search of this Journal’s archives netted just four papers in the past five years that included Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) among key words (14), and these primarily focused on results. Yet, as many know who have been engaged in such partnerships, it is often the process of engagement between diverse partners, and the local strategies created to address inevitable tensions that arise within such collaborations, which give rise to deeper understandings of shared health issues, and support novel interventions and outcomes.(Published: 8 May 2012)Citation: Int J Circumpolar Health 2012, 71: 18477 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v71i0.18477