Ethics in nursing research

F. H. Tang, Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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Ethics is a sense of right and wrong morally. Ethics applied in clinical research stated what ought and ought not to be done in a research. It ensures the quality of research and protects the rights of human subjects. There are different principles and theories in ethics, and it is important to take a balance in between. Although different guidelines and research ethics committees exist in different countries, the core elements of the ethics are universal. Researchers should strictly follow the guidelines and get approval before the conducting a research. A good ethical consideration should take a balance on the safety, the scientific needs and the ethical acceptability. Virtue and integrity must be upheld during the research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Research Issues in Nursing
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781616689377
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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