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Jacobsen, K.H. (2017).
Introduction to health research methods. (2nd ed.). Burlington: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
- Chapter 23, “Ethical Considerations,” pp. 181–194
- Chapter 24, “Ethical Review and Approval,” pp. 195–204
Nusbaum, L., Douglas, B., Damus, K., Paasche-Orlow, M., & Estrella-Luna, N. (2017). Communicating risks and benefits in informed consent for research: A qualitative study.
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- Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2016). The Belmont report: Ethical principles and guidelines for the protection of human subjects of research. Retrieved from
Discussion: Ethics in Research
The responsible conduct of research is essential to protecting both human and non-human animal subjects. Vulnerable populations have been exploited throughout the centuries, and even today, research subjects are at risk of injury or death. As a researcher, you must be able to identify potential areas of ethical concern. Sometimes these areas are obvious, whereas other times you must consider the far-reaching effects of the research on study participants.
In this Discussion, you will consider the possible ethical dilemmas that might occur while conducting your research.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Review the textbook chapters in ethical issues in research
- Review the textbook chapters on the ethical requirements for research
- Consider the informed consent process needed for your research
- Consider the potential populations participating in your search
- Think about any conflict of interest for yourself or other members of the research team
By Day 4
Post a comprehensive response that addresses only the following:
- Identify the population and setting of your research
- What are two ethical issues that may affect your proposed research?
- How can you avoid these issues?
- Will your research require IRB or IACUC review? If so, what level of review? Why?
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:
- Propose additional ethical issues that may be a concern for your colleagues
- Offer additional strategies for avoiding ethical issues
- If applicable, offer polite disagreement with your colleague’s analysis of whether a review is needed, and explain your response
Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of your colleagues’ comments. You are not required to post these final insights.