The December 2013 issue of Canadian Nurse Magazine features an Op-Ed by FNIGC Operations Manager Gail Mc Donald explaining why the First Nations principles of OCAP™ should be seriously considered by anyone conducting First Nations health research. Titled “A vision for principled research,” the article gives an overview of health-research in First Nations communities, traces the history of OCAP™ and makes a convincing case for the use of OCAP™ by all health researchers in Canada.
“First Nations people understand the importance of research and appreciate the role that quality data plays,” Ms. Mc Donald writes. “But before First Nations consent to any research initiatives, they have to be conﬁdent that the data will not be mismanaged.”
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