Protecting human subjects is of primary importance in the world of research and especially in the area of healthcare. Understanding some of the historical situations that have led to this protection in the current day will help illustrate this importance.
What is the importance of protecting human subjects during data collection? Provide a real-world example of how nurses can protect subjects.
In a 3- to 4-page essay, post your response to the following:
- Explain the Nuremberg Code and the Declaration of Helsinki, both of which set the foundation for the protection of human subjects.
- Describe how these two historical events led to the development of other agencies that regulate the protection of human subjects in health care.
- Discuss how current nursing practices are designed to protect human subjects.
Support your findings with examples and scholarly references. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.