Examples Of Vulnerable Populations

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Vulnerable populations are considered as any person that because of their condition, either acute or chronic, in which their capacity to make informed decisions for themselves is diminished; Any population that due to circumstances, might be defenseless to compulsion to participate. Certain human subjects are considered to be vulnerable populations and require special treatment with respect to protect their well-being. Examples of these vulnerable populations are pregnant women, human fetuses and neonates, children, cognitively impaired persons, prisoners, students and employees, and educationally disadvantaged

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