Challenges of Obtaining Informed Consent in Poorly Coordinated and Funded Healthcare Services: Papua New Guinea Situation

Challenges of Obtaining Informed Consent in Poorly Coordinated and Funded Healthcare Services: Papua New Guinea Situation
Alfred P. Minei, Sam O. Kaipu
Journal of Health Science, July-August 2020; 8(4)
Open Access
Abstract
During a semi-structured interview we ask the participants several questions based on the perceived role of the interviewee within the informed consent process. We asked questions pertaining to how informed consent unravels itself across barriers. Few question topics included how the issue of socio-economic, geography and custom of the people are addressed, and how the medical professionals deal with different groups of people and how the interviewees understood informed consent. Interviews for each group were asked with different sets of questions and were open enough to allow for probing questions in order to gain additional information when the opportunity presented itself. The data were analyzed using interpretative approaches and the various themes and concepts from each question and response qualitatively counted and uncovered patterns in the various group perspectives. We examined the participants’ perspectives and opinions using a visual table for comparing themes and concepts, and we presented the interviewees’ views.

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