Murphy, Frederick G; Jackson, Patricia A.; Johnson, Priscilla S.; Ofili, Elizabeth; Quarshie, Alexander; Nwigwe, Casmir
December 2004
American Journal of Health Studies;2004, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p246
Academic Journal
Disadvantaged populations, such as racial minorities, low socio-economic and low literacy groups, the very sick, children, pregnant women and the institutionalized are continually sought after as research subjects, and their capacity for effective informed consent frequently compromised. Justice demands that the basic rights of all human subjects, especially the disadvantaged, be carefully protected and that researchers not involve these volunteers' only because of administrative convenience. Clinical and community-based investigators must assure that human subjects are always fully informed about the true nature and intent of study protocols.


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