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Ethics in Clinical Research: The Nursing Perspective

Karigan, Maria MSN, RN, CCRC

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: September 2001 - Volume 101 - Issue 9 - p 26-31

Strict codes and regulations governing clinical research are in place to protect patients; nurses must strike a balance between providing optimal care to patients and advancing medical knowledge.

At the time of the writing of this article, Maria Karigan was an oncology research coordinator at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. She now acts as clinical site manager in research and development at Pharmacia Corporation, Dallas.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.