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Ethical Guiding Principles

What are some of the ethical guidelines that must be followed when conducting research on human subjects?

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When conducting research involving human beings, investigators are bound by ethical guidelines. The basic ethical principles that have been identified are 1) respect for persons, 2) beneficence, and 3) justice.

Briefly, Respect for persons addresses two ethical issues. The first being research individuals should be treated as autonomous agents. An autonomous person is capable of weighing options and making decisions pertaining to personal goals. The second issue addressed is that of a person with ...

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Researchers and investigators are bound by guidelines protecting participants from unnecessary and undue harm. These guidelines are the result of revealed inhuman treatment of human subjects during research. This document discusses three guiding principles required when conducting research involving human test subjects. 512 words with references.