Ethical considerations of research in disaster-stricken populations.

  title={Ethical considerations of research in disaster-stricken populations.},
  author={John Edwin Jesus and Glen E. Michael},
  journal={Prehospital and disaster medicine},
  volume={24 2},
Recently, emphasis has been placed on improving and expanding research in disaster response and the treatment of disaster-stricken populations. However, research in these settings presents unique ethical challenges with which the scientific and biomedical ethics communities continue to struggle. At the core of the controversy is the question of how best to balance the critical need for research with the equally important obligation to respect and protect the interests of research participants… CONTINUE READING

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