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Secondary Trauma: Emotional Safety in Sensitive Research

Show simple item record Williamson, Emma Gregory, Alison Abrahams, Hilary Aghtaie, Nadia Walker, Sarah-Jane Hester, Marianne 2020-02-13T18:03:53Z 2020-02-13T18:03:53Z 2020
dc.identifier.citation Williamson, Emma; Gregory, Alison; Abrahams, Hilary; Aghtaie, Nadia; Walker, Sarah-Jane; Hester, Marianne. (2020). Secondary Trauma: Emotional Safety in Sensitive Research. Journal of Academic Ethics. en_US
dc.description.abstract In the past, we might have considered researchers outside of the ‘at-risk’ groups for ST [secondary trauma] for a number of reasons: they rarely see the traumatic events that people experience, they rarely interact with people who have experienced trauma for more than a handful of occasions, and they do not have an explicit helping role in the situation. In addition, part of the reticence about recognising the potential for researcher ST may be, in part, due to traditional views of academic scientific endeavour as objective, detached and neutral, where researchers are not supposed to feel anything (other than perhaps satisfied or frustrated) about the work they undertake. In reality, research is rarely an entirely neutral process, and researchers are often neither impassive nor unaffected by the research they conduct (Hallowell et al. 2005). This is particularly true for research using qualitative methods, where people may narrate their experiences in depth, though we would argue that it can also be the case for studies using a quantitative paradigm...This paper focuses on the field of Gender Based Violence (GBV). The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies the most common risk for fieldworkers in this area as the ‘emotional toll of listening to women’s repeated stories of despair, physical pain and degradation’ (Ellsberg and Heise 2005), with interviewers describing the imprint that bearing witness to violent narratives had had on them. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer Open en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Gender-based Violence en_US
dc.subject Vicarious Trauma en_US
dc.subject Secondary Traumatic Stress en_US
dc.subject Emotional Burden en_US
dc.subject Training for Researchers en_US
dc.subject Research Ethics en_US
dc.subject Researchers en_US
dc.subject Sensitive Research Methods en_US
dc.subject Vulnerable Populations en_US
dc.subject Research Design en_US
dc.subject Psychological Consequences en_US
dc.subject Well-being en_US
dc.subject Debriefing en_US
dc.subject Triggering en_US
dc.subject Data Collection en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Interpersonal Violence en_US
dc.subject Sexual Assault en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Violence Against Women en_US
dc.subject Workplace en_US
dc.subject Long Term Effects en_US
dc.title Secondary Trauma: Emotional Safety in Sensitive Research en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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