Pivotal Code Of Ethical Violations

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Ethical Violations
Essence Sanchez
Professor Sabina Balkaran
Keiser University

February 10, 2017

What is Ethics?
Ethics or moral principles is presumably recognized as a set of conduct codes that one should live up to in which distinguishes between behaviors or thoughts that are considered unacceptable or acceptable in society. Ethical guidelines have been reinforced to protect the people from any psychological or physical damage.(Resnik, 2015) As one grows older one is taught morals and what one should or should not do based on religion, beliefs, culture and a few other contributions to ethics.
Ethics is a great way to demonstrate how important values are based on one’s professionalism and the way one conducts themselves.
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Mark decided upon his own judgement that the participants would be not be at risk. The IRB is a board that reviews any anticipated research and protects future participants by an imposing a federal law. (Myers & Hansen, 2012) Per the, American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, “in 1979 the United States Department of Health Education and Welfare issued the Belmont report. This report ensured that all studies being reviewed had a marginal benefit greater than the risk.” The Belmont report listed three ethical…show more content…
He could have engaged students in other forms of discomfort with their knowledge for example:
1. Expose students to eating one spicy potato chip with water besides them and analyzing their reaction. If they seem too uncomfortable remind them that they are willing to leave the study as they would like.
2. Ask students to tie their shoes together and walk in a circle four times ensuring that they are not surrounded by any surfaces and another student is readily available to catch them. The above are examples that could have been presented to the IRB which would have demonstrated a thorough though process. In this redesign the subjects are not at risk instead there is a legitimate benefit. For the second code of ethics, informed consent, violated by Mark, he should have provided all the information necessary for the students to decide whether they wanted to participate in the study. That is the sole purpose of an informed consent. I would have also stated to the students that there was not going to be a prize for the research conducted also providing the students with free will to conclude

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