Protecting uninsured participants in research

February 2008
IRB Advisor;Feb2008, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p17
The article focuses on a statement from Daniel Vasgird of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that from the possibility of undue influence to how to deal with research-related injuries, uninsured subjects raise ethical issues that Institutional Review Boards (IRB) must consider when reviewing proposals. According to Vasgird, the Belmont Principles of beneficence and justice underlie the responsibility of IRBs to subjects who lack ready access to health care.


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