College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Articles

Title

Case Study of an Unsustainable Community-Academic Partnership: Toward Core Standards for the Structure of Emerging Participatory Research

ISBN or ISSN

1049-510X

Publication Title

Ethnicity & Disease

Volume

25

Issue

3

Date of original Performance / Presentation

January 2015

Publication Date / Copyright Date

1-1-2015

First Page

363

Last Page

372

DOI Number

10.18865/ed.25.3.363

Abstract

This report retrospectively examines the structure of an emerging community-academic participatory research (PR) partnership that was not sustainable, despite attempts to adhere to PR principles and demonstrable success in research outcomes. The influence of community and academic parent organizations on the PR process and outcomes is presented in the context of the Donabedian Model. We dissected the structural elements contrib­uted by parent organizations to forming the structure of the PR partnership (memo­randum of understanding, policy environ­ment, human resources and effort, com­munity and academic resources, expertise and experience, and funding) and explored the influence of potential and actual con­flicts on the PR partnership’s sustainability. The effect of potential and actual conflict on the PR process and quality of PR outcomes is discussed. Based on this, we conclude by proposing seven core standards for the establishment and development of emerging community-academic PR partnership

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy

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