Building Bridges in American Indian Bereavement Research
Due to the severity of the risks involved in violation of ethical principles with research of American Indian populations, more attention in literature is needed on the topic. This article reviews discussions of ethical and methodological issues, uses Muscogee Creeks' responses from the author's prior study (Walker, 2008; Walker & Balk, 2007) as an example and application, and specifically focuses on the research of death and bereavement. The article provides ethical reflection and recommendations for designing death and bereavement research as an outsider to the culture, as well as for building trust with participants in American Indian populations.
Andrea C Walker. "Building Bridges in American Indian Bereavement Research" Omega, Journal of Death and Dying Vol. 59 Iss. 4 (2009) p. 351 - 367 Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrea-walker/16/