Respond to Paula DNP-830 Week 4 DQ 1
Describe a vulnerable population in terms of research. Why is the population considered vulnerable? What other groups might also be considered vulnerable populations?
Ethical considerations of research have specific requirements for studies involving human populations. Vulnerable populations would be those that could not give consent or are determined by the Code of Federal Regulations to require additional protection, as in embryos, fetuses, neonates, children, pregnant women, and prisoners. These populations are at higher risk for harm and disparities. Research involving these vulnerable populations are only justified if it is responsive to the needs of the population. Special permission is required by the IRB if using a vulnerable population.
Bracken-Roche, D., Bell, E., Macdonald, M. E., & Racine, E. (2017). The concept of ’ vulnerability ’ in research ethics: an in-depth analysis of policies and guidelines. HEALTH RESEARCH POLICY AND SYSTEMS, 15. https://doi-org.lopes.idm.oclc.org/10.1186/s12961-016-0164-6
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Respond to Latoya DNP-830 Week 4 DQ 1
There are many vulnerable populations that are subjected to poor quality healthcare and they include rural population residents, individuals of lower socioeconomic status, and many elderly patients (Samuel-Nakamura, Leads, Cobb, Nguyen Truax, & Schanche Hodge, 2017). Many rural community residents are not afforded the same access to healthcare which increases their risk of many diseases and disorders (Samuel-Nakamura et al., 2017). Many lack the education needed to understand how these disease and disorders affect them and are unable to achieve self-care due to low health literacy levels (Samuel-Nakamura et al., 2017). When conducting research, language barriers can pose a problem if a participant is completing a survey or questionnaire not written in their native language (Samuel-Nakamura et al., 2017). This would be a limitation in the research findings as the participant may not have fully understood the questions skewing the results. Literacy rates affects the ability for participants to understand certain key terms and impacts their ability to be an informed participant. Therefore, vulnerable populations are not always the best research participants for experimental studies due to health disparities they already face and are subjected to.
Samuel-Nakamura, C., Leads, P., Cobb, S., Nguyen Truax, F., & Schanche Hodge, F. (2017). Environmental Contexts of Vulnerable Populations: Implications for Nursing Practice, Research, and Education. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 15(2), 75–78. Retrieved from https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=125191839&site=eds-live&scope=site