vulnerable subject

vulnerable subject

An individual whose willingness to volunteer in a clinical trial may be unduly influenced by the expectation, whether justified or not, of benefits associated with participation or of a retaliatory response from senior members of a hierarchy for refusing to participate.

Examples of lower members in a hierarchical structure include medical, pharmacy, dental and nursing students; subordinate hospital and laboratory personnel; employees of the pharmaceutical industry; members of the armed forces; and detainees and prisoners. Other vulnerable subjects include patients with incurable diseases, persons in nursing homes, unemployed or impoverished persons, patients in emergency situations, ethnic minority groups, homeless persons, nomads, refugees, minors and those incapable of giving consent.
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However, strict adherence to this practice can create significant ethical concerns when a researcher observes a vulnerable subject such as a child at risk for harm.
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"Our over-riding concern is for the future health of what is already classified a strategic and vulnerable subject."
The landmark examples were the Willowbrook State School hepatitis vaccine research on institutionalized children; the Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital cancer research, involving the injection of cancer cells into elderly nursing home residents; and the so-called Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which had been under way for decades but was exposed to an appalled nation in 1972.[1] Those examples contributed to a sense that human subjects research in the United States permitted scandalous practices--inadequate attempts to inform subjects about research and obtain their consent, exploitive recruitment strategies, the use of vulnerable subject populations, and a willingness to expose subjects to significant risk without any potential for direct medical benefit.
When filming vulnerable subjects, filmmakers are often required to make difficult judgement calls regarding their place within their subjects' lives.