The concept of vulnerability and the protection of human subjects of research

Beattie, Elizabeth & VandenBosch, Terry (2007) The concept of vulnerability and the protection of human subjects of research. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: an international journal, 21(3), pp. 156-173.

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This article provides an overview of the concept of vulnerability through the lens of the U.S. federal regulations for the protection of human subjects of research. General issues that emerge for nurse researchers working with regulated vulnerable populations are identified. Points of current controversy in the application of the regulations and current discourse about vulnerable groups are highlighted. Suggestions for negotiating the tension between federally regulated human subject requirements and the realities of research with vulnerable subjects are given. The limitations of the designation of vulnerable as a protection for human subjects will also be discussed.

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ID Code: 37444
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1891/088971807781503738
ISSN: 1541-6577
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2010 22:40
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2014 22:57

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