“They certainly give very strange names to diseases.” - Plato Rebecca Skloot wanted to get this word across about how race, class, ethics, and other factors play a role in the science world today. Especially with the need of biological samples for research. When Skloot first found out about the cells, her father had gotten sick with an illness that was undiagnosable. Once it was determined he had brain damage, he had enrolled in a medical study.
Her doctor collected cancerous cells and healthy cells from her cervix and gave them to the cancer researcher, George Otto Gey, who was trying to keep cells alive for more than a couple days. Henrietta endured intense radium treatments, but she still died at the age of 31, leaving her husband and five children behind. An amazing discovery was made Henrietta’s cell were immortal. Racism is prevalent in this book through the limited availability of healthcare, unethical behaviors of the doctors, and how racism affected her family. During this time, there was an extensive lack of medical care for colored people.
Bushra Pirzada Professor Swann Engh-302 October 4th 2015 Rhetorical Analysis: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks written by Rebecca Skloot tells the story of a woman named Henrietta Lacks who has her cervical cancer. It further goes to tell the audience how Henrietta altered medicine unknowingly. Henrietta Lacks was initially diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1951; however, the doctors at John Hopkins took sample tissues from her cervix without her permission. The sample tissues taken from Henrietta’s cervix were used to conduct scientific research as well as to develop vaccines in the suture.
The doctor then secured everything gauze and placed a catheter in so the treatments would not be interrupted. The tissue specimens were given to Doctor George Gey, who had been trying to grow malignant cells for research purposes. He wanted to discover what causes cancer and how it can be cured, but had been unsuccessful for several decades. During this time, Gey and his wife had experimented with finding the right culture medium that allowed cells to grow. Once Henrietta’s cells were in the lab, Gey’s assistant cut the specimens into smaller pieces, placed them into test tubes, labeled them HeLa (the first two letters of her first and last name), and carried them to the incubator room.
So, imagine someone you love dearly has been diagnosed with cancer by a doctor they have been going to their whole life. The doctor explains to your loved one that the cancer has spread throughout their body and Chemo therapy is the only way to slow down the cancer. Your loved goes home and cry thinking their life is over. A few months passed by and your loved one has been doing research on ways to live. The conclusion of the research shows that there is a cancer doctor in South America who has been curing people of cancer but don’t have a medical license.
Planned Parenthood is a topic that is continuously discussed in correlation with the concept of money as many believe that it “...emphasizes abortions instead of preventative care” (Attira). Because of birthrights, abortions, and the controversy that surrounds such issues, many individuals believe that the government should not be responsible for providing funding. Therefore, actually defunding Planned Parenthood is often brought up as a solution to the highly-debated consensus of government-funded healthcare services. Although many believe that creating a barrier between opinion and action is a positive push, actually defunding the program would be more catastrophic than perceived. Defunding Planned Parenthood would mean blocking and preventing individuals from receiving the health care that they are reliant on.
If a person takes the time to conduct a bit of research, they will realize that not all of the information published by the media, or said by biased politicians, is legitimate. Because of this thread, a person's judgment can certainly become clouded with fallacious ideas. Planned Parenthood is not a corrupt organization; in fact, it has become, "America's most trusted reproductive health care provider" (plannedparenthood.org). From the woman whose fertility was saved through the detection of tumors in her ovaries to the uninsured woman diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis, these are the stories that need to be shared. (istandwithpp.org).
I will apply these four pillars to my future goals by helping other people's lives by becoming a nurse. As a nurse, I will help save cancer patient’s lives by providing the treatment that they will need. I will also inspire my patients to battle their
I found this movie interesting because I agree with what the film implied on how all patient share a commonality called vulnerability. In the movie Wit, you are allowed a peek into the medical world that shows disregard for humanity. The film revolves around an English professor, Vivian Bearing, being diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer, the treatment, and how her professional status is taken away for being a patient. A major theme of this movie is dependency on others by chronicling Vivian 's trial treatment and it allows the viewers a peek into the world of a patient dying from cancer. After watching the film, I noticed that there were a lot of significant moral issues, which correlates with the nursing profession.
They believe that the Planned Parenthood clinic is immoral and has even been called a “scandal-plagued organization” by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), because of their “lack of compassion towards women and unborn children.” Congress claims that there will be no reduction to the funding of women’s health, only that it will go to a clinic that does not provide abortion services. The problem with this new plan is that many low-income women rely on Planned Parenthood for most of their healthcare services, and defunding the clinic would leave these women with no service. Although Republican congressmen claim that there are 9,000 other clinics around the country that provide women’s healthcare without providing abortions, they are still diminishing the amount of services that women have around the country. Not to mention that abortion is a basic and essential health need for women all around the world.
Not only would her cells be important, but also, these cancer cells would cause her family to go through many challenges. Though Henrietta’s might have not been and important person while being alive. She & her family live through her reproducing cancer cells that continue to create advancements in the medical field. Mrs. Lacks “showed up at Hopkins complaining
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).
He also contributes to Roger Taylor, Freddy Mercury, and Frank Sinatra. Brendon Urie has four family members (Matt Urie, Mason Urie, Kyla Urie, Kara Urie.) His parents are Boyd and Grace Urie. Some of Brendon Urie 's famous quotes are "There 's the ides that you can 't truly know sadness so how can you really heal yourself unless you hurt yourself."
In Kevin t. Keith’s article “doctors should stop treatment that is futile” He addresses his argument on why doctors should should stop futile treatment in a persistent tone.which is addressed to the healthcare network and the families of terminally ill patients. He presented a fair argument with questionable facts, ok anecdotes, and substandard credibility. The facts he uses are questionable at best due to the fact that he has no backing to the facts in his argument. Such as when he states that ”most hospitals and nursing homes have tried not to refuse care...because it leads to bad publicity.”