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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 337) Last page : ( 343)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00077.2

A Study to assess the Knowledge on Ethical considerations in research among Health Sciences Teaching Faculty under Kerala University of Health Sciences

Mrs. Rosy M. Marie*

Associate Professor, KVM College of Nursing, Cherthala, Kerala

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kvmcollegeofnursing@gmail.com

Online published on 6 February, 2020.


Although codes, policies, and principles are very important and useful, like any set of rules, they do not cover every situation, they often conflict, and they require considerable interpretation. It is therefore important for researchers to learn how to interpret, assess, and apply various research rules and how to make decisions and to act ethically in various situations. The study was to assess the knowledge on ethical considerations in research among health sciences teaching faculty. Quantitative approach and descriptive survey design. The study was conducted among 30 health sciences teaching faculty in selected health sciences colleges at Alappuzha district. The obtained data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The overall knowledge on ethical consideration of research was 46.7% and range was 3, mean 2.50 and the standard deviation 0.777 there was a significant association between the level of knowledge on ethical consideration on research with health stream nursing χ2 =2.216, P<0.529* at 0.05, gender χ2 1.735, P<0.629*, qualification χ2 =6.263, P<0.100*, institution has IEC χ2 =3.319, P<0.345* and ethical guidelines χ2 =1.916, P<0.590* level of significant at 0.05. Majority of the health teaching faculty has good knowledge on ethical consideration on research. If “deviations” from ethical conduct occur in research as a result of ignorance or a failure to reflect critically on problematic traditions, then a course in research ethics may help reduce the rate of serious deviations by improving the researcher's understanding of ethics and by sensitizing him or her to the issues.



Ethical considerations, deviations.


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