Walden nurs6052 week 4 discussion

Walden nurs6052 week 4 discussion latest 2017 october

Walden nurs6052 week 4 discussion.

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Week 4 discussion Ethical Dimensions of Research Studies
In the best-selling book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta
Lacks (Skloot, 2010), the author highlights the true story of an
African-American woman who died in 1951 from cervical cancer. What makes her
story unique is that prior to her death, cells from her tumor were removed and
successfully grown in a petri dish. This was the first time scientists were
able to successfully replicate cells outside the body, and it is estimated that
billions of Lacks’ cells have been used in medical research. However, Henrietta
Lacks was never asked for permission to take a sample and her family was never
made aware of the widespread use of her cells. Although the culturing of her
cells has been pivotal for advancing research, strong ethical concerns later
arose about using these cells without patient or family approval.
This week’s readings describe historical examples of
unethical research, such as a study of syphilis among African-American men in
which treatment was withheld and a study in which live cancer cells were
injected into elderly patients. Today, stricter controls that seek to protect
study participants are placed on researchers, but breaches still occur. Careful
attention must be given toward preventing unethical behavior. In this Discussion,
you explore ethical considerations and issues in research.
To prepare:
Select a current health-related case involving research
ethics. (If none come to mind, browse the Internet to familiarize yourself with
recent cases.)
As you review the case that you have selected, reflect on
the ethical principles discussed in “What Are the Major Ethical Issues in
Conducting Research?” article found in this week’s Learning Resources. Which
principles were breached in the case you have identified?
By Day 3
Post a description of the case that you selected and the
ethical issues involved. Analyze the ethical principles that were breached by
the researchers or organizations in your selected case as well as the possible
cause of the breach(es). Suggest how the research might have been conducted
differently to avoid or minimize the ethical problems. Discuss how research can
be done on sensitive issues while still protecting the rights of the research
Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different
days using one or more of the following approaches:
Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional
background information, and evidence.
Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings
from the classroom or from your own review of the literature in the Walden
Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from
readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.