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Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion

Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion

Article Title

Ethics in Research

Abstract

Due to a history of unethical research studies, ethical codes were developed to address the treatment of humans during research. After World War II, the Nuremberg Code was developed to prevent research misconduct by establishing specific protective criteria for human subjects. The Belmont Report, developed in 1978 in the United States, regulates studies today. The Belmont Report contains three basic ethical principles: (1) respect for persons, (2) beneficence, and (3) justice. The Belmont Report provides research-based protective implementation for informed consent, risk/benefit assessment, and participant selection. This case study demonstrates how to implement ethical standards successfully during research with human subjects. The focus of the manuscript is to indicate how decisions are made and problems are solved to adhere to ethical standards.

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