AMERICAN SENTINEL UNIVERSITY
HEALTHCARE SAFETY ISSUES
Identify any ethical concerns and the protection of human rights that are specific to your nursing research project. Explain the role of the Institutional Review Board.
Select one of the identified nursing theorists and their nursing models as the framework for your nursing research project. (PLS REMEMBER TO DELETE) The major ethical concerns specific to conducting nursing research are: a) Informed consent:-This is the legal principle that an individual or his or her authorized representative only makes a decision about participation in research study after being given all information needed to make that decision. According to Armiger “it means that a person knowing, voluntarily and intelligently, and in a clear and manifest way, gives his/her content” b) Beneficence- Do not harm:-This assures the wellness of the research participant, this is sometimes difficult, especially as a nurse when the research study is about the details of the participant’s life, and has to deals with opening old wounds. According to Burns and Grove “discomfort and harm can be physiological, emotional, social and economic in nature”. c) Respect for anonymity and confidentiality:-Because nursing studies examine sensitive areas, such as abusive relationship or sexual function, being identified as a participant in a study can reveal personal and private information about the individual. However research must ensure that participation in the study and responses of individuals are kept confidential. d) Respect for privacy:-Kelman believes that an invasion of privacy happens when private information such as beliefs, attitudes, opinions and record, is shared with others without the patients’ knowledge or consent. Nurses need to be aware that an “invasion of privacy may cause loss of dignity, friendship or employment, or create feelings of anxiety, guilty, embarrassment or shame....