Ethical issues in the involvement of young service users in research

McLaughlin, H 2007, 'Ethical issues in the involvement of young service users in research' , Ethics and Social Welfare, 1 (2) , pp. 176-193.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (129kB)


This paper focuses attention on the ethical issues concerning the involvement of young service users as co-researchers. In particular the article offers an examination of the limitations of the term ‘service user’, comments on degrees of participation and explores the ethical issues prior to the start of the research, during the research and after the research has been completed. Particular emphasis is focused on the topics of: the funders of research, ethics committees, valuing contributions, informed consent, confidentiality, authorship and ending the research. The article also suggests that this is a complex area worthy of further exploration and that many of the ethical challenges identified for working with young service users also need to be considered for young service user co-researchers. Keywords Service User Research; Service User; Co-researcher; Ethics

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
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 09:43
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 08:36

Actions (login required)

Edit record (repository staff only) Edit record (repository staff only)