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Status and trends of research ethics in Swedish nurses' dissertations
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Institute of Gerontology. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Quality improvements, innovations and leadership in health care and social work.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ADULT.
2010 (English)In: Nursing Ethics, ISSN 0969-7330, E-ISSN 1477-0989, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 383-392Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research ethics is increasingly formally regulated, but little is known about how ethical considerations are reported in dissertations. The aim of this literature study was to describe the status and trends of ethical considerations in Swedish doctoral dissertations written by registerednurses. A total of 77 dissertations from 1987, 1997, and 2007 met the inclusion criteria and were analyzed by descriptive statistics. Ethical considerations were mostly overlooked in 1987, but almost ubiquitous by 2007. All dissertations in 2007, except one, had a section on ethical considerations; however, these were short, lacking in references, and short on content. The most common topic was informed consent and approval from research ethics review boards, followed by confidentiality and ethical aspects of methodological issues. Our results imply that the quantity and quality of ethical considerations must be improved in order to assure ethical soundness for participants, patients, researchers, and society.

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2010. Vol. 17, no 3, p. 383-392
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Dissertation, Ethics, Nurse, Nursing research, Quality of care, Research ethics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25843DOI: 10.1177/0969733009355541ISI: 000277280200011PubMedID: 20444779Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77952128452OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-25843DiVA: diva2:786169
Available from: 2015-02-04 Created: 2015-02-04 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved

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