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Denis Maxwell

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Lecture #5
Women and Health Interviews
Possible examples:
Healthy Woman Using Health Care System
Woman living with a chronic health condition
Current or former health activist
Current or former providers of health services
Interview Project Research Ethics
Informed Consent freely given
o Look at their mental capacity, be mindful of power relations
Privacy and Confidentiality of participants
o Respect for participant’s preferences
o Informed consent includes understandings of how research will be used
o Attention how data is stored and shared
o Anonymized where requested
o All files are password-protected
Minimal Risk to Participants “probability and magnitude of harm due to participation in
the research is no greater than that encountered by participants in their everyday lives”
o Appropriate and respectful communication active listening, allowing for
o Researcher awareness of possibility of participant distress or embarrassment
when recounting past experiences of illness/health care
o Where participant distressed, offer to end interview or move to new topic
o In cases of threatened suicide or self harm, be prepared to take follow up action
Consent Form one copy for you, one copy for the participant, and one copy for
Universal Questions
Meaning of health/illness
Experiences of health care
Social context of experiences
Significance of subjectivity, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, immigrant status
Logical Progression in interview guides
From general to specific
Chronology distant past recent past present/future
From less personal/sensitive to more personal/sensitive
For Next Week
Finalize decision about invited participant and topic
Review interview guides templates
Tailor appropriate guide to your planned interview
Bring your tailored guide to class to discuss with a peer
Prepare dramatis persona for practice interview
General Notes on Readings

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HLTC02 WINTER 2013 Lecture #5– Women and Health Interviews Possible examples:  HealthyWoman Using Health CareSystem  Woman living withachronichealthcondition  Currentor formerhealthactivist  Currentor formerprovidersofhealthservices Interview Project –ResearchEthics  InformedConsentfreelygiven o Look attheir mentalcapacity,be mindfulofpowerrelations  PrivacyandConfidentialityofparticipants o Respectfor participant’spreferences o Informedconsentincludesunderstandingsofhow researchwillbe used o Attention how dataisstoredandshared o Anonymizedwhere requested o Allfilesarepassword-protected  MinimalRisktoParticipants“probabilityandmagnitude ofharmdue toparticipation in theresearchisnogreater than that encounteredbyparticipants in theireverydaylives” o Appropriate andrespectfulcommunication active listening,allowing for silences o Researcher awarenessofpossibilityof participantdistressor embarrassment when recountingpastexperiencesofillness/healthcare o Where participantdistressed,offertoendinterview or move tonew topic o In casesofthreatenedsuicide orselfharm,be preparedtotakefollow up action  ConsentForm –one copyfor you,one copyfor the participant,andone copyfor professor UniversalQuestions  Meaning ofhealth/illness  Experiencesofhealthcare  Socialcontextofexperiences  Significance ofsubjectivity,gender,ethnicity,sexualorientation,immigrantstatus LogicalProgression in interview guides  Fromgeneraltospecific  Chronology–distantpast–recentpast–present/future  Fromlesspersonal/sensitive tomorepersonal/sensitive For NextWeek  Finalizedecision aboutinvitedparticipantandtopic  Review interview guidestemplates  Tailor appropriateguide toyourplannedinterview  Bring your tailoredguide toclasstodiscusswith apeer  Prepare dramatispersonafor practice interview GeneralNoteson Readings HLTC02 WINTER 2013  Genderrelationsmustbe understoodin localcontext,butalsoasshapedbytranslocal andglobaldynamics(THINK GLOBAL,ACTLOCAL)  Mostwomen in SSAgetinfectedbySTI bytheir maritalhusbands,their husbands  Men’sinfidelityisahealthissue aswomen are notable tonegotiate condomuseand other harmreduction practicestoreduce thechance ofSTI in maritalrelationsasitis seen aseitheran insulton the man’smasculinity,fidelityor in some casesisseen as evidence ofwomen’sinfidelity  Violence againstwomen –women’sparticipation in militaryisan occupationalhazard ofPTSD  Patriarchalsocietiessuchastheone’sdescribedin Kerala,Indiadetrimentalimpact women’sfeelingsofsafety,autonomyandagency Article–MicrocreditandViolence in Kerala,India  PresidentBandaspokeofwomen empowermentandhealthandmaking thelink between economicpowers.  Kumaripaper givesahelpfuloverview ofthegenderedeconomic  She problematizes –whatchance dopoorwomen have tocompete with transnational corporations  Discussestherise ofNGOsbeing service providersthatwere previouslythe mandate of thestate (examples:education,health,microcredit,jobtraining)  Kumarilooksatthecomplex relationship between microcreditandviolence against women anddiscusses - ethnographic Article–NigeriaModern Marriage –Love,Marriage,HIV/AIDS  Discusses the way in which infidelity is promoted by men to perform their masculinity tod
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