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Different cultures, different ethics? Research governance and social care

McLaughlin, H and Shardlow, SM 2009, 'Different cultures, different ethics? Research governance and social care' , Ethics and Social Welfare, 3 (1) , pp. 4-17.

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This article focuses on the governance and ethical conduct of research within the domain of social work and social care. Globally, research in this domain appears less well regulated than those in the domains of health care. Within the United Kingdom, the Westminster government is implementing a Research Governance Framework for Social Care in England (RGF Social Care). This article locates this development in a broader global context and uses as an example a regionally based implementation to explore some potential issues that arise from the governance and ethical framework in social work and social care. The proposed system is located with English local authorities. Various models are emerging: single department; corporate; dual or multi-council collaborations; cross-sector collaborations. Whatever the merits of the organizational form adopted, the influence of different cultures upon the form of governance and ethical regulation adopted is significant.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Work; Social Care; Research Ethics; Research Governance; Health Ethics and Governance; Organizational Culture
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Journal or Publication Title: Ethics and Social Welfare
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1749-6535
Depositing User: H McLaughlin
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2009 09:57
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:59

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