Ethics in Research

An aneurism is a health condition whereby the patient develops mutant blood vessels such as arteries which weaken and later rupture due to increased blood pressure that results in internal bleeding. The cerebral aneurism affects the brain leading to subarachnoid hemorrhage (Koerbel, Ernemann, & Freudenstein, 2014). Scientific research has shown the target population that has higher risks of suffering from aneurism are people over 70 years of age. The risk factor for the development of aneurism is an abuse of drugs such as amphetamine and cocaine and patients with high blood pressure. However, some studies claim the disease is also hereditary. The greatest problem with aneurism is that it does not have any significant symptoms. Therefore, a need for testing and regular checkups to be aware of one’s condition is a matter of ultimate importance and urgency to control the illness in the instance one is found as a victim of an aneurism.

Screening is an evidence-based practice that can be employed in testing and diagnosing traces of abnormal aneurism (Perry, Robertson, & Ganesan, 2013). When the condition is detected early it can be managed to prolong life, and in cases where it is detected the individual may be advised to undergo surgery. A local university volunteering in carrying out aneurism tests for the elderly people has to make thorough enquiries from relevant authorities before setting out to collect data. First and foremost, the university has to be granted permission by the authorities such as the institution’s administration to conduct the study after providing substantial proof on the reasons the research is relevant (Holloway, & Wheeler, 2013). The Victorian Government stipulates that any group seeking to collect any personal information such as health data need to acquire a legal permit, in compliance with privacy and data protect act 2014 (Commissioner for Privacy and Data Collection, 2015). Therefore…



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