After hearing and reading about the Tuskegee studies, the many Nazi experiments, and countless other unethical experiments, it was hard to believe that the many researchers and doctors doing these experiments did not seem to find a problem with what they were doing. I think the researchers conducting the experiments get very involved in their research and discovering a new finding that it become difficult for them to take a step back and see what they are doing to people. Although the Nazi studies were horrific and caused many deaths and injuries, the experiments they were doing were going to help the soldiers and provided many scientific advancements. With the multiple advancements, they probably thought the work they were doing provided a lot of good in the world, despite the fact they were killing many people for these advancements. In order to prevent these unethical studies, I think it is important to take a step back from the study and try to put oneself in the shoes of the person getting the study done to them. If the researcher would not want the things they are doing to their research subjects it is most likely unethical. I also think it is important to look back at the Nuremberg Code and ensure that the researcher is following all those rules.
As a person who hopes to go into the health field and who will most likely be a part of research sometime in my life, I hope to pay attention to my research subjects and make sure that I am not getting too involved in the possible findings. With every step within the research, I will look at the subjects and ensure they are not being put in any harm. I also hope that the people I am working with or someone around me will tell him if something is unethical like I would do if I saw anything unethical. It is very important to discuss these topics where ethics have come into question. We are able to see previous examples and learn from them. It is crucial to understand the previous unethical experiments to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.