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Indigenous Health: Ethics and Research

Ethics and Research

Bioethics for Clinicians: 18 Aboriginal Cultures: 

Ethics of Aboriginal Cultures: 

Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Center: The Ethics of Research Involving Indigenous 

Indian and Norther Affairs Canada Appendix E: Ethical Guidelines for Research

Saskatoon Aboriginal Women’s Health Research Committee: Ethical Guidelines for Aboriginal Women's Health Research

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation's Community Engagement Workbook. Chapter 9: Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples of Canada 

Challenges and Rewards of Health Research in Northern, Rural and Remote Communities, Annals of Epidemiology, 18 (6), 2008.


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