Project #90832 - No title requires

This is for my public health class.

Does anyone read "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"?

 

Instruction:You will write a personal reflection papers for the supplemental books, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The reflection paper must be properly referenced and needs to answer specific questions, which will be distributed in class prior to the due date for the paper. Each reflection paper should include a minimum of 4 pages of writing.

Questions: 

  1. Reflect upon Henrietta’s life: What factors (race, class, gender, "the times") do you think were responsible for Henrietta's cells being taken from her without her permission? 
    1. Do you think that the situation would have been different if Henrietta were a wealthy white woman?
  2. Family:  Why has the discovery of the existence of HeLa cells been so difficult for the Lacks family? Do you think that her children’s lives would have turned out significantly different had Henrietta not died so young?
  3. Ethics: In your opinion, was it unethical for researchers to take (and profit from) Henrietta’s cells without her permission? Why or Why not?   
    1. Should the Lacks family be given financial compensation in return for use of her cells? How would this financial compensation be determined?
  4. In the Afterword, Skloot summarizes the main issues and legislation surrounding the collection and use of human tissue samples currently.  Were you surprised by this? Why or why not?
  5. If you discovered that tissue routinely removed from your body at some point in the past went on to significantly benefit science and research, would you feel that you should somehow be compensated? What do you think is more important – a person’s personal rights over their own tissue, or contributing to science and research for the benefit of all humankind? 

Subject Medicine
Due By (Pacific Time) 11/02/2015 02:42 pm
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