In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, prejudice extends past race and gender to include unethical verdicts. It may be perfectly legal that John Hopkins researchers used Henrietta’s cells, however it is immoral. A consent form demonstrated, on page thirty-one, a vague statement and because of this the existence of Henrietta Lacks cells will always stir controversy whether it is in their origin or the continued usage for years to come and I believe we should have consent to our cells because it our rights as humans and the right to privacy. In addition, it is important for people to know what is done to cells because we should not unwillingly give consent (if we are not fully aware). Ethical dilemmas arise one being the Lacks family had no idea that a sample of her tumour had been taken and sent to George Gey.
This could easily be lead to unwanted and unethical practices by scientist’s everywhere. In the case of Henrietta, She was virtually unknown, and died clueless of the next scientific generation she started. Most of her family found this extremely unethical, and some demanded compensation, as well as knowledge. One of those family members was Deborah, Henrietta’s daughter. Deborah’s goal, which she sought throughout the novel, could be what satisfies both the individual as well as scientific research.
Henrietta died when Deborah was two years old. Deborah didn’t know anything about the HeLa cells until she got older. When she found out about her mother’s cells, it is obvious that struggling to understand both what was done to her mother and the extent of her mother’s suffering as a result. When Deborah first learned that living HeLa cells were used in research, she wondered how her mother had died but still had living cells. Also, she wondered if it hurt her mother when people experimented on the
The true story of a woman, who unknowingly changed the world of science, is outlined with the misery of a family left behind in her death. As the story unfolds, it is apparent the disuse of one woman's value and a family shrouded in questions of what is to come of the secrets the world is science is withholding. Henrietta Lacks was a bustling African American, raised on her family’s tobacco farm in Clover Virginia. Her life seemed ordinary as she married, raised her children and took care of the lives that crossed her path. Henrietta truly took to heart the idea Elie portrays in realizing one's self worth and not to treat oneself or others as an abstraction.
Dorothea Lange wrote a book called “Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange's Photographs and Reports from the Field.” Lange died of esophageal cancer but she had other problems before she died. What the Migrant mother meant and why she took them? Dorothea Lange was very famous by her photos that she took. In one of the most famous photos that is called “The Migrant Mother” that photo told about how a mother of seven kids in California were in real need of food, clothes, a warm place to live, and other things they need to survive. The mother, seven children, and a father that lived in a tent with no door just a back that lived in the middle of nowhere just trees and grass.
HeLa Cells: Science Phenomena Yet No Recognition Her name was Henrietta Lacks and she was a woman who died nearly 60 years ago and lies in an unmarked grave in a cemetery in Virginia. Henrietta Lacks was a poor African American tobacco farmer who died at the age of 31 due to cervical cancer. She became one of the most important unknown figures in medicine without even knowing it. Before her death, she was being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital for her cancer and without her knowing, doctors took some of her cells for research. She went in during a time where scientists were trying to grow human cells and culture; thus they were taking cells from anybody they could.
Genetics can sometimes run in families is one cause to the start of mental illnesses. Infections, brain defects or injury, prenatal damage, substance abuse, and other factors are the other five factors to mental illnesses. Yates battled depression for years; the cause of her actions for drowning her children were caused by postpartum psychosis triggered by the improper use of her meds, not listening to what her doctor had to say after her treatment, and lack of knowing any coping techniques. Postpartum depression can take up to a year after the child’s birth before the mother would even notice any signs of depression. If left untreated it can have dire consequences.
Ethics and “Secrets” By Terrance Manning The Family Sociology 207 Mrs. Brzezienski Georgia Military College October 26, 2012 In the south, during the 50’s and 60’s unwed mothers often had a stigma attached. These women were often ostracized and shunned by their communities. This led many of them to terminate their pregnancies through, at the time, illegal means or to give their babies away. The article “Secrets” is about a woman named Jane Blasio, an Ohio woman, who traveled back to McCaysville, Georgia, to find her birth mother. While searching for her mother, she unraveled a mystery.
Although Gossip Girl may be questioned for certain elements within the novel, it should not be banned to everyone. A book that is banned is usually removed from libraries and classrooms because of its content. Books can be challenged or banned for many reasons, such as political, religious, sexual or social content. This would be called censorship, which would inhibit others from seeing certain information. It’s when materials are removed from things we see everyday such as TV, music, books, or the internet, because the content may appear obscene or objectionable.
Although the Socratic seminar and the novel left many questions unanswered for me, it made me understand more why things are they way they are in the healthcare and scientific research industries. It made me look more closely at the specific details health care professional do in their line of work. In society, money is the key to getting things to happen. It is inferred by the book that informed consent and bioethics are not as important as the appropriation of funds for research. I can tell that this idea is a huge controversy among different individuals.