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Health Disparities: Vulnerable Populations


  • "vulnerable populations"
  • "research subjects"
  • "human experimentation"
  • "informed consent"
  • ethics
  • research

Combine with population-specific terms:

  • prisoners
  • children
  • fetus
  • minorities
  • students
  • homeless
  • sex workers (**note that the offensive term 'prostitute' is still used as a subject heading)
  • uninsured
  • rural
  • inner city
  • addicts
  • poor 
  • veterans

Also consider searching for historical situations when informed consent was not given:

  • Nuremberg Trials
  • Tuskegee Syphilis Study
  • Milgram Experiment
  • Willowbrook Hepatitis Study
  • Tearoom Sex Study