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Identifying Potential Participants in Research by Using their Confidential Medical Records
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Volume 2, 2015
Issue 6 (November)
Pages: 78-82   |   Vol. 2, No. 6, November 2015   |   Follow on         
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Ghareeb Mesawa Bahari, Faculty Member of Nursing College at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Disclosing medical records for the purpose of research has been considered under the priorities of ethics in research. One plausible explanation of this is that disclosing such information without getting permission may cause harm to patients’ emotions and diminish the level of respect to them. Researchers should remember that conducting research on patients and their information needs to meet the ethical requirements. The purpose of this paper was to clarify the significance of ethics in using patients’ medical records for research purposes. An extensive literature review was performed to show the need to understand more about ethics and confidentiality in nursing research from views of other researchers. The way to recruit patients by using their confidential medical records ethically was also explained. Having confidentiality on patients’ medical records requires further investigation in order to promote patients’ rights and ethically conduct research in nursing.
Ethics, Medical Records, Confidentiality, Recruitment, HIPAA, Privacy, Respect, Participant, Disclosure, Consent
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