Research is a job where you can become consumed by your job and finding an answer. This week we focused on multiple research projects that marginalized groups in order to gain more information about the human body and diseases. A lot of these researchers got so involved with their work that they lost sight in what they were actually doing. I think that they were so focused on the end goal of their project that they forgot who they were hurting.
In order to stop people and researching from perpetuating their behavior laws and regulations have been put into place. The Nuremberg code put guidelines into place that forces researchers to get their projects approved and states that participation is voluntary for everyone. They also put guidelines into place that keep participants away from danger.
It is important that we discuss topics like these in order to stop them from happening in the future. By facilitating conversation people become more aware of what is unethical and will hopefully think before they try to complete similar research. Unfortunately, these occurrences have left multiple groups of people to distrust medical professionals, which has negatively affected their health. Studies have found that there is a correlation between older black men’s life expectancy and the Tuskegee research. My question is, how can we restore trust between the groups in these research projects and medical professionals?