The Silences Framework: A Method for researching sensitive themes and marginalized health perspectives (English version)

ROSSETTO, Maíra, BRAND, Évelin Maria, TEIXEIRA, Luciana Barcelos, DE OLIVEIRA, Dora Lucia Leidens Correa and SERRANT, Laura (2017). The Silences Framework: A Method for researching sensitive themes and marginalized health perspectives (English version). Text & Context Nursing | Texto & Contexto Enfermería, 26 (4).

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Abstract

Objective: To describe the experience of applying of The Silences Framework to underpin health research investigating Tuberculosis/HIV/AIDS coinfection . Method: The Silences Framework originally developed following a study exploring the decisions and silences surrounding black Caribbean men living in England, discussing the themes 'sexual health' and 'ethnicity'. Following this study a conceptual a theory for research on sensitive issues and health care of marginalized populations was developed called 'Screaming Silences' which forms the foundation of The Silences Framework. Screaming Silences define research areas and experiences that are poorly studied, little understood or silenced. Results: The Silences Framework supports researchers in revealing "silences" in the subjects they study - as such results may reflect how beliefs, values, and experiences of some groups influence their health. This framework provides the application of four complementary stages: working the silences, hearing silences, voicing silences and working with the silences. The analysis occurs cyclically and can be repeated as long as the silences inherent in a study are not revealed. Conclusion: this article presents The Silences Framework and the application of the notion of "sounds of silence", mapping an antiessentialist theoretical framework for its use in sensitive research in health and nursing areas, being a reference for other researchers in studies involving marginalized populations. KEYWORDS: Inequalities in health. Methods. Nursing. Coinfection. Research. Tuberculosis. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Item Type: Article
Departments: Health and Well-being > Nursing and Midwifery
Identification Number: 10.1590/0104-07072017002910017
Depositing User: Laura Serrant
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 11:37
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 03:00
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17336

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