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Creating a Multidisciplinary Dialogue about Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships of Health and Medicine

Rebecca A. Kuehl, Jenn Anderson, Sara A. Mehltretter Drury, Amanda Holman, Cerise Hunt, Jay L. Leighter

Abstract


This dialogue is focused on community-based participatory research (CBPR) part­nerships that can shape public health research in RHM and health communica­tion. The dialogue is based on a roundtable discussion that was held at the 2019 meeting of the Central States Communication Association in Omaha, Nebraska. Based on our experiences conducting CBPR across different areas of communica­tion and public health, we oriented our dialogue around four key themes that seemed central to understanding CBPR in rhetoric of health and medicine (RHM): 1) defining community and CBPR; 2) discussing research methods and engaging community stakeholders; 3) considering ethics, and; 4) assessing out­comes of CBPR. Based on this dialogue, we conclude with implications and applications, as well as further references for interested RHM and health com­munication scholars.


Keywords


community-based participatory research (CBPR); public health; deliberation; ethics; research methods

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/rhm.2020.1004



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