Vulnerable Populations

From The Embassy of Good Science
Cases

Vulnerable Populations

What is this about?

Professor Maggiano was conducting a study about re-integration of mental health patients into society when she realised that some of the participants (selected for the study by the state department of mental health) have not been contacted and briefed about the purpose and nature of the research. According to the sponsors of the research, consent was not required in this case, because the study is for internal use only. What should Professor McGorty do in this situation?

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