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The value of respect in human research ethics: a conceptual analysis and a practical guide (Papers: Ian Pieper & Colin Thomson 2014)

 


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Abstract
In order to continue to maintain public trust and confidence in human research, participants must be treated with respect. Researchers and Human Research Ethics Committee members need to be aware that modern considerations of this value include: the need for a valid consenting process, the protection of participants who have their capacity for consent compromised; the promotion of dignity for participants; and the effects that human research may have on cultures and communities. This paper explains the prominence of respect as a value when considering the ethics of human research and provides practical advice for both researchers and Human Research Ethics Committee members in developing respectful research practices.

Keywords
Human research ethics, Human Research Ethics Committees (HREC), IRB, Respect

Pieper, Ian James & Thomson, Colin J. H. (2014) The value of respect in human research ethics: A conceptual analysis and a practical guide. Monash Bioethics Review, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 232-253.
Publisher: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40592-014-0016-5



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