The Ethics of Research
All healthcare disciplines acknowledge that research should be ethical. Formal research inquiry methods and processes are embedded with ethical concepts. For the nurse researcher, the significance of living an ethos of straight thinking is important for the expansion of disciplinary knowledge and fortifying the integrity of the discipline. Ethical notions surrounding the scientific merit, integrity, and the protection of human subjects are of paramount concern to the discipline as the never-ending quest to produce evidence for nurse practice is emphasized. Potential implications for the ethics of nursing research from a humanbecoming ethical perspective is explored.