Gaining ethical approval for health professions education research

Jonathan Guckian, Harish Thampy

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Within health professions education (HPE), there is a well-established and expanding literature offering empirical evidence to inform pedagogic practice. Research ethics refers to the set of professional standards and principles that should be followed to ensure that work is conducted in a responsible and legitimate manner. Conducting scholarly inquiry within educational practice can be categorised as either research or evaluation, but boundaries between the two approaches may be blurred. Ethical risks in HPE research include coercion, psychological stress and infringement upon data privacy. This review considers ethical considerations at each stage of the research process and makes practical recommendations for the HPE researcher.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
Early online date22 Mar 2022
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2022


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