PSY326Week1DQ2 - In 1939, a surgical procedure was...

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In 1939, a surgical procedure was developed for angina pectoris. Researchers concluded that the internal mammary artery was ligated to increase myocardial blood flow. Unfortunately, ¾ of the patients that were “treated” reported that the results caused more problems then before. Out of 17 patients, nine had sham surgery (Wenger, n.d.). It is a shame how some unethical procedures could be done with no remorse. In 1974, the United States government passed the National Health Research Act. This act demands assurance that federally funded projects have been reviewed and approved by a group of the proposing scientist peers and that human participants have given informed consent concerning research participation (Smith & Davis, 2010). To guarantee these moral principals are being sustained in research and some form of deception is covered, Institutional Review Boards review all proposed research subjects to determine if the ethical standards set forth by the government is upheld. At the end of the test, one must
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course PSY326 326 taught by Professor Angelawillis during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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PSY326Week1DQ2 - In 1939, a surgical procedure was...

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