Research, Clinical research, Impaired subjects, Subjects



  1. Lanter, Jennifer RN, CCRC, MSPH


Critical care nurses may be faced with assisting or conducting clinical research during their career. Also, critical care nurses frequently care for cognitively impaired patients who may become subjects in a clinical study. This article provides insight into the ethical principles in clinical research as they pertain to subjects who may have diminished ability to make their own decisions.