5.1 Ethics in Research

When people are invited to participate in research, there is a strong belief that it should be their choice, based on their understanding of what the study is about and the risks and benefits of the study (Grady, 2016).

The goal of clinical research is to develop generalizable knowledge that improves human health or increases an understanding of human biology. The National Institute of Health (NIH) Clinical Center researchers published seven main guidelines to guide the conduct of clinical research. The purpose of these ethical guidelines is both to protect patient volunteers and to preserve the integrity of science.

Choose Five principles from the list below and discuss their importance in nursing research and how they impacts your SPP.

  • Social and clinical value
  • Scientific validity
  • Fair subject selection
  • Favorable risk-benefit ratio
  • Independent review
  • Informed consent
  • Respect for potential and enrolled subjects