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Ethn Dis. 2008 Summer;18(3):378-83.

National recommendations for enhancing the conduct of ethical health research with human participants in post-disaster situations.

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Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.


The intricacies and time- sensitivity of conducting high- quality and clinically relevant health-related human subject research in post-disaster situations challenges traditional approaches to ensuring optimal protection that study participants are protected from exploitation and harm. This article briefly reviews the ethics and guidelines for conducting research in post-disaster periods and offers recommendations to improve human subjects research conducted in situations defined by the National Response Framework as 'disasters' and 'emergencies.'

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