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harm

One of three categories of risk in relation to human research.(The others are Inconvenience and Discomfort). Discomfort becomes harm when distress or damage occurs. Anything that adversely affects the interests or welfare of an individual or a group. Harm may include physical harm, anxiety, pain, psychological disturbance, devaluation of personal worth, and social disadvantage. This definition is intentionally broad - seek advice if unsure.

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20th July 2011