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Ethical considerations for nurses undertaking research with a potentially vulnerable population with chronic kidney disease

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Campbell-Crofts, S and Field, J and Fetherstonhaugh, D, Ethical considerations for nurses undertaking research with a potentially vulnerable population with chronic kidney disease, Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 9, (2) pp. 74-79. ISSN 1832-3804 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

This paper discusses the ethical issues that nurse researchers need to consider when undertaking research with a potentially vulnerable population of people who have a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (KD). People with CKD may be considered vulnerable because, firstly, the presence of uraemia may impair their cognition which can affect decision0making and secondly, gate keeping by health professionals and/or family may affect their access to research participation. The purpose of identifying vulnerable populations is not to exclude them but to ensure that full consideration is given to allow their maximum participation within the requirements of ethical research. It is important that the process of recruitment is transparent and informed from the perspectives of the potential participant, the researcher and the health facility. This paper applies the principles of informed consent and vulnerability for those with CKD, using the ethical framework that underpins the National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) National Statement (2007) of autonomy, beneficence/non-maleficence, social justice and respect and provides practical strategies to increase recruitment and retention.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Campbell-Crofts, S (Ms Sandra Campbell-Crofts)
ID Code:89346
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2014-03-03
Last Modified:2014-08-11
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