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International Research Collaboration as Social Relation: An Ethiopian-Canadian Example Recherche concertée internationale comme relation sociale : un exemple canado-éthiopien

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International collaboration in nursing and other health disciplines is vital for addressing global health issues. While the results and processes of such collaborations have been reported, few publications have addressed their philosophical or theoretical underpinnings, particularly with respect to collaboration between those in low- and high-income countries. Piaget's notion of social relations of cooperation and constraint and Habermas's notion of "lifeworld" provide a theoretical lens through which to examine international collaboration as a construction of knowledge. This article is an exploration of these ideas as seen in the collective experience of Canadians and Ethiopians organizing an interdisciplinary forum on intimate partner violence in Ethiopia. The project is presented as a case study for reflecting on international collaboration as a manifestation of social relations. Such re-visioning of international collaboration may be useful for improving collaborative processes and their outcomes.

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Une collaboration internationale en soins infirmiers et dans les autres disciplines de la santé s'avère indispensable pour remédier aux problèmes de santé mondiaux. Alors que les résultats et les processus produits par de telles collaborations font l'objet de rapports, peu de publications se sont intéressées à leurs fondements philosophiques ou théoriques, particulièrement en ce qui concerne la collaboration entre les pays pauvres et riches. La notion de Piaget qui concerne les relations sociales régies par la coopération et la contrainte, et la notion du « monde de la vie » de Habermas ont permis de jeter un regard théorique sur la collaboration internationale en vue d'en faire l'étude en tant que construction de la connaissance. Cet article analyse ces idées comme en témoigne l'expérience collective de Canadiens et d'Éthiopiens lors de l'organisation d'un forum interdisciplinaire portant sur la violence exercée par un partenaire intime en Éthiopie. Le projet est présenté comme une étude de cas en vue de réfléchir sur la collaboration internationale en tant que manifestation des relations sociales. Une nouvelle vision de la collaboration internationale pourrait s'avérer utile à l'amélioration des processus concertés et de leurs résultats.

Keywords: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH METHODS; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND WOMEN'S HEALTH; INTERNATIONAL NURSING; PHILOSOPHY/THEORY

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2011

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