Ethical Issues in Medical Research and Guideline for Practice

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Thanaporn Yaemsuda


          Research leads to academic progress in various aspects. It is an important tool for creating new knowledge and developments in management, teaching, manufacturing, and services. Medical science also benefits greatly from academic researches. Research in medical service involves human, either regular people,patients, elderlies, and children, who are vulnerable in our society. Therefore, researchers should uphold core values of research ethics, respect of person, as wellas beneficence and justice for every research subject, and practice accordingly. Ethical issues in medical research are commonly found in research among vulnerable groups, research analyzing patients’ histories, research in emergency situations, child’s consent, consent in research conducted by medical practitioners, and the exemption of consent. The supervision of research regulatory institutions and the responsibility of the researchers are crucial elements to make the research and its result credible and widely accepted.


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