Summarizing Knowledge about Ethical Challenges in Conducting Joint Interviews with Close Relatives

Bidragets oversatte titel: Opsummering af viden om etiske udfordringer forbundet med joint interviews med nært beslægtede

Barbara Voltelen, Hanne Konradsen, Birte Østergaard

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Background and purpose
Interviewing interrelated persons simultaneously might pose different ethical considerations than single interviews due to informants’ relationship. Studies indicate that conflict torn relationships are the strongest predictor for a negative health status which obligates the researcher not to jeopardize it doing joint interviews. Ethical considerations conducting joint interviews remain largely undescribed in the literature. Our purpose was to illuminate the literature regarding specific ethical challenges conducting joint interviews with interrelated people in order to avoid doing harm to them individually and to the relationship between them.
A literature review inspired by the method of integrative review was performed. We searched Pub Med, Cinahl, Philosophers Index and Academic Premier Search between 1980 -2014. The SPIDER search tool was applied. Data corpus was analyzed using thematic analysis with an inductive approach.
In total 17 articles were located. Findings were divided into two main themes: Ethical challenges in conducting joint interviews and Ethical challenges when planning and reporting from joint interviews.
Conclusions and implications
Joint interviewing poses some specific ethical challenges although similarities to other qualitative research methods exist. The main difference occurs on behalf of the relationship. The potential creation of conflicts between participants should be given much consideration because of the possible negative impact it has on interviewees’ ongoing health status. This obligates the researcher to balance delicately between the needs of the interviewees, before, under and after the joint interview.
Bidragets oversatte titelOpsummering af viden om etiske udfordringer forbundet med joint interviews med nært beslægtede
Publikationsdato17. jun. 2016
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 17. jun. 2016
BegivenhedNordic Conference in Nursing Research: Methods and Networks for the future - Sverig, Stockholm, Sverige
Varighed: 15. jun. 201617. jun. 2016
Konferencens nummer: 5th


KonferenceNordic Conference in Nursing Research

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