Context-Specific Challenges, Opportunities, and Ethics of Drones for Healthcare Delivery in the Eyes of Program Managers and Field Staff: A Multi-Site Qualitative Study
2.1. Recruitment and Sampling
2.2. Data Collection
2.3. Data Analysis
3.1. Overview of Participants and Project Details
3.2. Benefits of Drones for Health Projects
3.2.1. Direct Benefits
3.2.2. Indirect Benefits
3.3. Concerns Surrounding the Implementation of Drones for Health Projects
3.3.1. Privacy and Security Concerns
3.3.2. Safety Concerns
3.3.3. The Importance of Context
3.4. Practical Challenges of Implementing Drones for Health Projects
3.4.1. Skepticism of Drone Technology
3.4.2. Lack of Resources
3.4.3. Technical Challenges
3.4.4. Lack of Guidelines and Regulations
3.4.5. Inability to Access Appropriate Stakeholders
3.5. Ethical Complexities in Implementing Drones for Health Projects
3.5.1. Complexities of Informed Consent
3.5.2. Individuals’ Perceived Limited Understanding of Drones for Health Projects
3.5.3. Aligning with Community Priorities
3.5.4. Transparency and Honesty in Project Management
6. Study limitations
Conflicts of Interest
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|Latin America and the Caribbean||2||2|
|UN Region||Drone Need||Drone Use|
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(n = 2)
(n = 2)
(n = 4)
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Jeyabalan, V.; Nouvet, E.; Meier, P.; Donelle, L. Context-Specific Challenges, Opportunities, and Ethics of Drones for Healthcare Delivery in the Eyes of Program Managers and Field Staff: A Multi-Site Qualitative Study. Drones 2020, 4, 44. https://doi.org/10.3390/drones4030044
Jeyabalan V, Nouvet E, Meier P, Donelle L. Context-Specific Challenges, Opportunities, and Ethics of Drones for Healthcare Delivery in the Eyes of Program Managers and Field Staff: A Multi-Site Qualitative Study. Drones. 2020; 4(3):44. https://doi.org/10.3390/drones4030044Chicago/Turabian Style
Jeyabalan, Vyshnave, Elysée Nouvet, Patrick Meier, and Lorie Donelle. 2020. "Context-Specific Challenges, Opportunities, and Ethics of Drones for Healthcare Delivery in the Eyes of Program Managers and Field Staff: A Multi-Site Qualitative Study" Drones 4, no. 3: 44. https://doi.org/10.3390/drones4030044