Gaw A, O'Neill FH (2014) Ethics in research: practice and respect. Nursing Times; 110: 20, 12-13.
Nursing practice is informed by research, and all nurses, midwives and care staff should be research aware even if they do not consider themselves research active. The principles of research ethics, based on respect for individuals, should not be confined to research. All nurses must be aware of these principles, and practise in accordance with them.
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Research ethics are founded on respect for people and their right to make their own decisions. These principles should be applied to all nursing practice