When someone’s life becomes affected by something in science, it helps to have background knowledge in that area.When Skloot took Deborah and Zakariyya to meet Christoph, a scientist at Johns Hopkins, their knowledge only expanded. Learning more about their mother meant learning more about her cells, which is the information Skloot would include in her chapter breaks. Skloot says, “He grabbed a piece of scrap paper and spent nearly a half-hour drawing diagrams and explains the basic biology of cells as Deborah asked questions. Zakariyya turned up his hearing aid and leaned close to Christoph and the paper.” Being more intrigued about their mother helped to understand what happened to her. This is why Skloot’s section breaks and important transitions were vital to the story’s composition and anachronistic order .
An essential part of modern society relied on trust, especially the trust of doctors and scientists. People had the right to make an informed decision about their bodies and body parts. People had a right to their body parts, both attached and cell samples collected by doctors. The actions that the medical professions made will continue to affect future generations in both positive and negative ways. In the contemporary biographical novel, the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot used logical opinions to argue about the importance of consent to reveal the lack of morality from those in the medical field which continues to persist today.
This is a result of racism, which is essentially the only reason why the Lacks family were not given money for the use of their family member’s tissue. “...careless journalists and researchers who violated the family’s privacy by publishing everything from Henrietta 's medical records to the family’s genetic information,” (Skloot). Not only were the cells taken without Lacks’ permission, but the medical records of the family were published without the family’s consent. None of the publishers view this as a violation of privacy, most likely because the race of the family. “‘Scientists don’t like to think of HeLa cells as being little bits of Henrietta because it’s much easier to do science when you dissociate your materials from the people they come from,”’ (Skloot).
The issue of cell ethics poses a vast number of questions as to who retains rights of cells once they are removed from a person, and who may benefit financially from this. As she breaks apart sections and places scenes in her book, Rebecca Skloot develops the ironies that consume the world of cell research and the ethics that supposedly govern it. Through her writing, Skloot makes readily apparent the trouble created by this, citing John Moore’s case where he cannot win ownership of his cells because Henrietta did not vie for the rights of hers after her death displays the issues brought forth by it. In her novel, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Skloot carefully breaks apart her chapters and juxtaposes scenes in such a way that she may
Reading the first couple of pages in the first chapter was interesting and deep explaining in a cellular level how our bodies work. Then again she would tease in every other pages on how the Essentircs would benefit from a lot of slips in the body. I think I would have skimmed through the book if she did not explain the success of Essentrics and what it does. Overall it was well written and how the information was written caught my eye and kept me
The instructor also had me do an IV medication, I verified the doctor order to the MAR and I identified the patient by the ID band. I proceeded to spike the IV bag and the Antibiotic I was giving piggyback, this is my first time doing this and I enjoyed learning how to program and set the IV pump, plus giving an IV medication Over all this medication experience was and eye opener, of how important it is to always follow the six right of medication and never be over confident in giving a medication. It was also a learning experience on how to do a medication pass and why every student should do this prior to becoming a nurse and it is not only an experience but lessons that I will carry and take with me throughout my
While reading the story this was the quote that I stood out to me. As known by reading the full story some of what the writer said was somewhat fake. Although she was pushed to know the middle C , and that what she was there was a formidable opponent she leaned it, but to my knowledge she couldn't recall if her fathered played the violin after and before this experience since part of the story was fake. Even though part of the story was fake I believe this quote is real because it sounds human not just made up in the brain. One question I produce while reading the story is why was it so hard to remember what actually happened and then why did she fluff up the story.
I always want to get a chance to do research on medicinal plants to ascertain its efficacy for diseases, and apply into modern medicines or natural health care products. Also, the chemistry courses that I have taken here at GSU have instilled in me a curiosity about the functions of substances that are visible only under the microscope. I feel that participating in the Honors College’s internship programs and advanced research projects will allow me to accumulate good experience, build strong relationships with my professors
These few chapters of the book has shown how medical professionals can and will take advantage of their patients for what they consider the betterment of humanity/ medicine. Through the very first reading we did for the class, “The Women’s Health Movement: A Critique of Medical Enterprise and the Position of Women” by Mary Zimmerman to “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” medicalization is a common thread that links all of the themes of the class thus
While I enjoyed all of these classes, especially Physics, I fell in love with one particular class: calculus. Calculus is the branch of mathematics that deals with the finding and properties of derivatives and integrals of functions. It is used in many disciplines, such as STEM, due to its utility. Math has always been a fun class for me, so I decided to enroll in the AP AB Calculus course to see if the subject would strike a chord with me. That was one of the best decisions of my life.
so if quickly scientists share results or models that they are not sure of scientists should use wrong information. Also, the uneducated public believes most results that are published; if a scientist hastily publishes results without full justifications people could actually believe or misinterpret the wrong idea/results. Furthermore, if a scientist assume that he/she has the accurate results and shares it with others without justifying their ideas and results; he/she could be attacked by others (for example, Watson and Crick case with Rosalind in the movie). Therefore I believe that scientists have the right to keep their results confidential until they fully explain and justify their reasoning, but no way under any circumstance should fully completed justified research be kept confidential because the
Some classify the state of an unborn child by scientific terms such a “fetus”, rather than a “baby” to make it seem more impersonal, therefore, making it more acceptable to “experiment” on. According to Assertion 4, there should be no “question of consent” about embryonic stem cell research because a “human being is being killed” to “benefit another”. Owens 2 (Assertion 4) Why punish a baby for your mistake, why punish a baby for someone else 's sake, why punish a baby who cannot escape? What right do we have to rip a baby from their mother’s womb, provoke their earthly life, and experiment on them like a lab rat? The irony is some people protest the ethicality of animal testing when there are babies being tested on each day.