Anissue facing nurses’ researcher is the sources of funding for theirresearch. Provate foundations and the federalgovernment provide much of the money for the nursing research projects.However, many nurses researchers areturning to industry as another source of funding. According to Erlen (2000), cautionedthat ‘conflict of interest’ may occur when nurse researchers accept funds andenter into financial relationships with industry Therefore,there might some misunderstanding that might occur. Besides that, some issue isthe participants may have a false expectation regarding the research. The participants might get involved inresearch projects that they did not approve of due to misunderstandings ormisinterpretation concerning the experimental procedures (Escobedo et al.,2007). The participant’s perception regarding the research might affect theprocess of obtaining the informed consent because they afraid of theconsequences of the research on them.
In this case, disclosing information tothem might scare them away.The process might create or resultseveral ethical issues if it is not being done properly. Misunderstandingsbetween the researchers and the participants will result due to communicationbarriers such as language differences, religious dogma and believes. Theindividual who signed the informed consent is assumed to have fully understandthe information that is stated in the consent form but it is difficult toevaluate the level of understanding in the individual’s point of view. Nurseresearcher in clinical practice must take extra precautions to inform theparticipants that they are acting in their capacity as researchers and not anurse instead. Potential participants may not be able to differentiate when thenurse is acting as a caregiver or aa a researcher.
Theinformed consent process is where the participant is informed regarding allaspects of the trial, which are important for the participant to make adecision and after studying all aspects of the trial, the participantvoluntarily confirms his or her willingness to participate in a particularclinical trial and significance of the research for advancement of medicalknowledge and social welfare (Nijhawan et al., 2013) Informed consent is a fundamentalethical requirements for research with human subjects. It is when a subject voluntarily agrees to participate in a researchstudy in which he or she has full understanding of the study before the studybegins (Nieswiadomy, 2014). Asubject voluntary agress to participate in a research study in which she/he hasfull understanding of the study before the study begins. Informed consentconcern subjects’ participation in research in which they have fullunderstanding of the study before the study begins.