Ethical Ethics And Ethical Guidelines

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Ethical Guidelines in different professions serve a variety of purposes to keep research participants safe and ethical. I believe that these guidelines or codes assist researchers with their studies so that the study being performed is accurate. Ethical codes or guidelines assist with providing a practical guide to members of their profession who might be experiencing a moral or ethical dilemma concerning their professional conduct in a particular circumstance (Poythress (2011). I think that if a person in a professional field finds themselves in a moral or ethical situation then the ethical guidelines can be very helpful in providing counsel. The purpose of this paper is to study the ethical consequences and show other ways to comply with accurate ethical values. Informed consents, protecting participants from harm and abiding by ethical guidelines helps research studies to be more accurate and precise. I have had the opportunity to read a variety of articles about ethical guidelines for research studies and I found The Tuskegee Syphilis Study to be the most interesting. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study took place in Tuskegee, Alabama were African-American men were chosen to participate in a study which was supposed to help discover the effects of untreated syphilis (Smolin 2012). The purpose of this study was to find African-American males who were in the second stage of syphilis, and then occasionally complete examinations on the men to help determine the effects that the
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