Notice to all Members - Use of TBBD for Research Purposes

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Notice to all Members - Use of TBBD for Research Purposes

Post by Admin (Paddy) on Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:23 am

I have today, refused permission for an academic associated with a NZ University to sign up at TBBD and make contact with other members and invite them to become involved in what is essentially an email based set of questions about very specific and personal self harm histories etc as part of this academics research project.

Quite simply, involvement in this research project may leave any member involved, too vulnerable to the triggering of further episodes of self harm and inappropriate feelings and thatís not an acceptable risk or practice.

This is not just solely my view Ė I have spoken to a few selected members about this research proposal over the last few weeks. But the decision to refuse permission to use TBBD in this way is mine and it is not negotiable.

In my opinion the proposed Ďsafety mechanismsí for any member who participated, as suggested by the researcher are inadequate and impracticable. That enough reason for me.

There are other institutionally owned or funded mental health support and information sites, which have significant resources dedicated to helping people stay safe. The resources at TBBD are you, me and lots of coffee. Thatís us, thatís the extent of TBBD Empire.

I have suggested that the student and supervisor conduct their research on institutional sites where the people responsible for the sites have appropriate resources and skills. Not just a wee bit of floor space between the couch and the fridge, which is us.

I am not opposed to the idea of challenging, safely conducted, best-practice models of mental health research per se.

And Iím not suggesting that the researcher or supervisor had anything but the best of intentions. Except, as I see it their priorities, are a Pass Mark, and maybe something in some academic publication eventually. My priorities are, we stay alive and donít hurt ourselves any more than we absolutely must.

I am totally opposed to us being any more hurt than we already are and the Ďsafety netsí proposed by this researcher would not have helped you enough. Trust me. ĎCos in part, they involved telling me as site admin if someone has a problem consequential to participating in the research project, so that I can help patch you up somehow.

I canít even keep myself well at times, so NO WAY. Iím just me. I am not a social worker or psych nurse or doctor or anything special Ė Iím just a bloke who in 1976 got School Certificate in Animal Husbandry and who years later thought that something like TBBD might be a good idea. Hmmm.

No person has permission to quiz you or to invite you to take part in any study, as a result of your being a member of our TBBD community and family. No one.

If that rule changes, Iíll let you know, promise.

Till then, if anyone does sign up here and tries to involve you in any research or other project that doesnít feel quite like what we do here at TBBD, which is mutual peer support, please PM me as Admin. I reserve the right to cancel any Membership here at any time for any reason and that would do it, for sure.

Thanks, and stay safe and happy you lot, cos I canít do it all for you, sorry. I wish, but I canít.

Pat Quinn.

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TBBD Message Board & Chat Room.
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Re: Notice to all Members - Use of TBBD for Research Purposes

Post by Books4NZ on Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:35 am

Hi Pat..

Thanks for refusing permission.. and keeping the site for people, not research, etc...

Thanks again..
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Re: Notice to all Members - Use of TBBD for Research Purposes

Post by shadowsmum on Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:23 pm

Paddy..your doing the right thing. if we felt that 'researchers' could wander in here when they liked and ask questions...then many would not feel comfortable letting their thoughts and feelings out so openly and honestly.

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Post by Guest on Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:25 pm

agree shadows mum - so good to see you back.

I am sure I have traded with you on trade me? You have children?

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Re: Notice to all Members - Use of TBBD for Research Purposes

Post by Guest on Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:29 pm

Thanks Paddy.
If you haven't realised, you have just kept us safe and we are happy for it.. So you can do it for us, just in different ways Smile

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Post by shadowsmum on Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:36 pm

mylife..yep, i do go on trade me. haven't been there much in the last 7 or 8 months. and yes i do have teenagers.

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Post by Guest on Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:36 pm

think I might have brought clothes off you! for the boys

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Post by shadowsmum on Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:54 am

quite possible my life......my user name on T Me is the same as here...shadowsmum.

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Post by Maisie on Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:03 am

Good decision made I think.

However, I doubt that this person's research would have passed his/her ethics committee either!

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Re: Notice to all Members - Use of TBBD for Research Purposes

Post by Guest on Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:46 am

Yes Good On You Paddy.

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Post by max17 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:43 am

Good on you Paddy

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Post by aidenrock on Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:09 am

is it kind of project are you doing??? Rolling Eyes
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