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autonomy, ethics, informed consent, nursing, research



  1. Pittroff, Gail E.
  2. Hendricks-Ferguson, Verna L.


ABSTRACT: The oldest sins in Scripture and resultant fall of humankind relate to temptation, deception, coercion, and disobedience. These same ethical issues are ever-present in conducting research. The purpose of this article is to draw on lessons from Genesis to avoid the common pitfalls of the original sins when engaging in nursing research.