When people hear the word “research,” most often than not people begin to think of it having to do with standard medical care. While research is important, medical research has a specific mission. As we know, the term to describe how doctors tend to our illnesses, ailments or injuries is known as medical care. Medical care serves one purpose that that is to help you feel better and recover and through this you are directly benefited.
Medical research comes in to provide studies in order to learn and practice on how to enhance and work towards mastering the current treatments. Through research, we learn how new drugs and vaccines can benefit us and through study, we gain knowledge and develop new medical devices to assist us with surgeries and diagnosis. One downside to the studies and researches performed is on the shoulders of those who volunteer to be the test subjects. They are not always benefited and things don’t always work in their favor. Test subjects put themselves at a risk because it is unknown if a treatment, drug or procedure being tested and studied is improved, worse or has no changes at all. This is why we need medical study.