Title

The Ethics of Qualitative Nursing Research

Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1995

Abstract

Nurse researchers conducting qualitative studies need to be acutely aware of the unique ways ethics, both nursing and research ethics, affect all phases of the qualitative research process. Decisions about what to study, which persons will be asked to participate, what methodology will be used, how to achieve truly informed consent, when to terminate or interrupt interviews, when to probe deeply, when therapy or nursing care supersedes research, and what and how case studies should be documented in the published results are all matters for ethical deliberation. This article seeks to examine some of the less obvious, yet very important, ethical concerns that nurses face throughout the research process and build a common core of values that can lead to meaningful process and socially responsible research results.

Journal

Journal of Professional Nursing

Journal ISSN

8755-7223

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

45

Last Page

48

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/S8755-7223(95)80072-7