These rules related to four broad ethical principles that govern the conduct of
medical research. These are:
– this means the right of
people to make their own decisions
cence – this means doing
cence – this means acting in
people’s best interests
– this means treating all
people fairly and equally (Beauchamp
and Childress, 2001).
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A Research Handbook for Patient and Public Involvement Researchers
.05. Therefore, service users treated
by a community mental health team that has been exposed to training will
have different outcomes to service users treated by a community mental
health team that has not been exposed to training. The null hypothesis (i.e.
that there are no statistical differences) can be rejected!
A portion of the results reported by the EQUIP trial are provided below.