Sharing Research Findings with Research Participants and Communities

LE Ferris, A Sass-Kortsak


In occupational and environmental health research, individual, group and community research participants have a unique and vested interest in the research findings. The ethical principles of autonomy, non-maleficence and beneficence are helpful in considering the ethical issues in the disclosure of research findings in occupational and environmental health research. Researchers need to include stakeholders, such as groups and communities, in these discussions and in planning for the dissemination of research findings. These discussions need to occur early in the research process.


Ethics, research; Communication; Environmental exposures; Occupational exposures; Biological markers; Informed consent

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