Ethical Issues in Research

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Subject Area:Psychology

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Among the commonly known medical treatment for this addiction is the use of medical therapy such as the use of drug replacement therapy where opioids such as buprenorphine as well as methadone are used as recovery drugs (Black et al. However, there has been an increasing discovery of the aftermath consequences on both the health of the patients as well as the addiction recovery behaviors for the patients who use these opioids. This has, therefore, been rendering the use of opioids as a good way to treat addictions but not the ultimate effective solution. The goal of treatment is to restore good health and any related side effects. The use of these opioids has only efficiently been working for the recovery part but inadequately mitigating the associated side effects (Landale & Roderick, 2014).

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Fitness has been found out to have no recovery effects on some patients as proposed by various researchers such as (Manthou et al, 2016 & Hoeger et al 2018. ), while other studies have proved that physical fitness works effectively towards addiction recovery (Nani, et al 2017). This state of uncertainty and little know-how, therefore, renders the treatment strategy as a subject for further research, analysis, and even criticism. Research purpose The objective of this quantitative case study designed research is to investigate the level of reliability and effectiveness that can be achieved through applying fitness as the remedy to drug and alcohol addiction related issues. The goal of this investigation is also to provide proper empirical as well as theoretical explanations as to why physical therapy (fitness) is assumed by various researchers such as (site and site), based on the investigations they have conducted, to be more effective than the drug replacement therapy as an addiction recovery strategy or treatment for that matter.

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The second data collection strategy could also entail interviews. Since recovery in an internal factor that a patient will experience, interviewing patients will play a significant role in helping understand the effectiveness of this therapy. The interviews will give the patients an opportunity to express their recovery symptoms which will be used to gauge the effectiveness of the therapy. Finally, the use of surveys is also another effective way to collect data that is relevant to this study with minimal ethical issues. There are also other data collection strategies that could be used. Questionnaires are economical on time, unlike interviews that may take relatively long to complete. Other considerations could be issues such as cost and the implications of the results of the research.

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Ethical Issues in Collecting Data Among the ethical issues that may arise while collecting data may include but not limited to the following; first, there is the issue of privacy. The research participants have a right to privacy. Some of the questions that may be asked during the interviews could invade into the participants’ private lives or matters (Meurk et al. Therapists are charged with the responsibility of keeping their patient information private and confidential. It could therefore pose an ethical issue of conflict of interest. The therapists could require compensation in return for information provision. This could be same as selling the patient’s information, which is ethically wrong. However, with official consent from the participants in regards to the research, some of this ethical issues and risks such as violation confidentiality, issues of anonymity and relapse will be proactively managed.

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