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Research Ethics in the Real World

Issues and Solutions for Health and Social Care Professionals

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It departs from the usual principles-based approach and instead takes a predominantly consequentialist (harms and benefits) approach. It aims to be free of abstract philosophy, but will use the analysis of cases and a reasoned approach to examine alternative arguments. Whilst the book deals with issues in some depth it uses plain language and many clear examples of good and less good practice to illustrate points. It is at a level useful to both beginning and more experienced researchers.


Published: November 2006

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-6376-3


  • Introduction. Rigour in research as a matter of ethical concern. The person in research. The social context of research and ethics. What are ethical issues in research? How are ethical issues in research to be addressed? Criticising research from ethical perspectives. Research governance: an international perspective. Getting ethics approval. Dissemination: ethics and politics. Conclusions. Bibliography


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