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Moral Dimensions of Research Ethics: Ethical Dilemmas and Challenges in Human Participants’ Research among Different Settings

Dharma Nand Bhatta
Pokhara University, Nobel College, Kathmandu, Nepal
World Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2013, 1(3), 19-21. DOI: 10.12691/jpm-1-3-2
Published online: August 25, 2017


The range of research has augmented significantly through the last five to six decades and ethics has turned out to be central issue in different disciplines. Ethics supported on elementary human values for the involvement of human participants in the research. However, rising difficulty of different research and ethical codes are incompatible at certain points; the basic principles and codes need to be adjusted. This article illustrates some of the ethical dilemmas and challenges that have been addressed primarily in the research including human participants in different settings. This article chiefly highlighted the lively of gaining interviewees’ faith in a community, snags of ethical principles and concludes with some ethical dilemmas and challenges experienced by the researcher. Prediction of ethical challenges and dilemmas are not always possible. Therefore, the researcher must be persistently alert of the continuing impact that the research might have on those involved, while concurrently being ethically responsive and morally capable.


ethics, dilemmas, research, challenges, moral
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