Medical and Research Ethics

Over the past three weeks, you have been learning about the qualitative and quantitative research process. You have gained insights into the different methods for conducting nursing research. Prior to any research being conducted, a potential research study is reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and/or an ethics committee at the institution where data will be collected.

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Explain the significance of safeguards that are in place to prevent unethical research practices.
  • Explain the importance of protecting research participants’ safety through understanding unethical research practices.
  • Apply the principles of the Nuremberg Code and The Belmont Report to past and current research studies.