4 Lets think about the ethics of Rosenhans study First we must consider the

4 lets think about the ethics of rosenhans study

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4. Let’s think about the ethics of Rosenhan’s study. First we must consider the threats to the welfare of the participants. A) Did they have the right to withdraw from the study? B) Did they have informed consent? C) Were they deceived? D) Were they under any stress or strain that would not have happened in their regular life as a result of being in the study? 4 points A) Those who were being observed did not know about the study so they couldn’t exactly withdraw. B) No C) Yes D) I do not believe so 5. Next we have to consider the benefits of the information created by the study. How important do you think knowing about the undetectability of
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PSY 250 MPW sanity is? What benefits can come to psychology, science, and/or society if we know that sanity cannot be reliably distinguished from insanity? What about the point about how sticky the label of insane is -- is that important? Overall, how beneficial or important do you think these findings are? 1 point This study deals with patient care and diagnoses. I think this study can make an impact across the world of psychology and how patients are treated, labeled and treated. Making it a public statement that dehumanization takes place in psychiatric hospitals and how difficult it is to tell the difference between sane and insane can help further patient care. 6. Putting the threats and the benefits together, do you think this study was ethical to perform, and why? Remember that a study is ethical NOT because there are no threats, but because the benefits outweigh the threats. 2 points Yes, I do believe that this study was ethical. I think it is important to know how patients are treated within a hospital especially when they
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