Year: 2009 Source: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, v.18, 2009, p.10-17 SIEC No: 20090041

A web-based survey of suicide researchers was undertaken. Researchers were asked to describe any problems they encountered, how ethical problems were negotiated or resolved, & any advice received from human research ethics committees. The main problems identified were accessing the population, maintaining confidentiality, the extent of care owed by the researcher to participants, & the facilitation of support to participants. As with clinical practice, ethical research involving people who are suicidal involves a process of sensitive engagement & careful consideration & remediation of risk. (29 refs.)