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Open Access Indigenous Health Research: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives La recherche en santé autochtone : les perspectives théoriques et méthodologiques

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Nurse researchers schooled in Euro-Western traditions are learning the importance of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies. Two-eyed seeing is an example of how Indigenous knowledge systems can influence the conduct of research. Two-eyed seeing and the opening of ethical space for the co-creation of knowledge are in keeping with Aboriginal traditions and honour the blending of Aboriginal and Western understandings of moral governance. The authors explain how community-based participatory research and the principles of ownership, control, access, and possession help to integrate two-eyed seeing and ethical space in shaping nursing research to address health priorities with Aboriginal peoples. These concepts respect diverse Indigenous knowledge systems and methodologies, and, importantly, position them as central to Indigenous research. This stance is consistent with that of scholars who advocate for Indigenous research that supports the principles of respect, relevance, reciprocity, and responsibility.

Les chercheuses et les chercheurs en sciences infirmières qui sont formés suivant les traditions euro-occidentales prennent conscience de l'importance des systèmes de connaissances et des méthodes de recherche autochtones. L'approche à double perspective (two-eyed seeing) est un exemple de l'effet que peuvent avoir les systèmes de connaissances autochtones sur la conduite des recherches. L'approche à double perspective et l'ouverture d'un espace éthique pour la cocréation de connaissances sont en accord avec les traditions autochtones et elles honorent la fusion des compréhensions autochtones et occidentales de l'éthique. Les auteurs expliquent comment la recherche communautaire participative et les principes de la propriété, du contrôle, de l'accès et de la possession aident à intégrer l'approche à double perspective et l'espace éthique dans des travaux de recherche en sciences infirmières traitant des priorités en matière de santé des Autochtones, avec les Autochtones. Ces notions respectent divers systèmes de connaissances et méthodes autochtones et, plus important encore, les considèrent comme essentiels à la recherche autochtone. Cette position est en accord avec celle des universitaires qui préconisent une recherche autochtone soutenant les principes du respect, de la pertinence, de la réciprocité et de la responsabilité.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2012-06-01

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