Ethical Research in Health Care

Ethical ResearchinHealth Care

Learning Team BHCS/465: Health Care Research Utilization

Introduction: Ethical Researchin Health Care

Guidelines for Ethical Research in Health CareCompetence, accuracy, & validityVoluntary informed consentNo deceptionConfidentiality

At what step in the scenario did the ethical concern(s) occur?

Conflict of InterestMoney, Status, and PowerIntensity of ConflictExpectations and TransparencyConflicts of CommitmentUnethical Decisions

What does it mean to be ethical?

Using moral principles to make decisionsWhat is right versus what is wrongWhat are the rights and responsibilities of those involved



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