The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: a foundation for ethical disability and health research in developing countries

Durham, Jo, Brolan, Claire E. and Mukandi, Bryan (2014) The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: a foundation for ethical disability and health research in developing countries. American Journal of Public Health, 104 11: 2037-2043. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302006


Author Durham, Jo
Brolan, Claire E.
Mukandi, Bryan
Title The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: a foundation for ethical disability and health research in developing countries
Journal name American Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-0036
1541-0048
Publication date 2014-11-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302006
Volume 104
Issue 11
Start page 2037
End page 2043
Total pages 7
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Public Health Association
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has foregrounded disability as a human rights and equity issue, elevating it to a priority global research area.

Academics from Western universities are likely to play an increasing role in disability health research in developing countries. In such contexts, there is a need to bridge the gap between procedural ethics and the realities of disability research in cross-cultural contexts.

We provide guidance on engaging in ethical disability health research that intersects with and upholds the CRPD. We highlight challenges and tensions in doing so, underscoring the need to be sensitive to the sociocultural and political context of disability that determines how ethical research should proceed. We conclude with 5 recommendations.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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