I chose to write my Cultural Reflection assignment on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. This book is about a young African-American woman, Henrietta Lacks, whose cancer cells played an important role in medical research since they were collected in 1951. When Henrietta was in her early thirties, she felt a lump on her cervix and decided to go to the doctor when she started experiencing unexplained vaginal bleeding. This doctor tested the lump for syphilis, but the test came back negative. He instructed her to go to the gynecology clinic at John Hopkins, which was the only hospital within miles of her home that treated “colored” patients.
Ancient Egypt did a lot of medical research to get us where we are today, they studied the human anatomy and body systems to develop further knowledge. During a Dynasty IV also know as Ancient Egypt 's golden age was a time of peace and prosperity. Dynasty IV took place from 2613 to 2494 BC in Ancient Egypt. At this time art, medicine and technology was thriving. The invention of medicine and surgery in the Ancient Egypt and all of the new techniques did not only influence Egypt 's civilization, it influenced civilizations all over the world, some medical inventions are still used today.
Firstly, we learn that Bromden came into the hospital as an acute, but thanks to Nurse Ratched’s ‘treatments’, he became a chronic. In addition, Bromden himself thinks he “used to be big, but not no more” (pg. 187). This shows us how Nurse Ratched, in addition to other women, have belittled him to the point where he has lost his strength and size. Secondly, as we read through the novel, we become acquainted with Bromden’s father, the Chief, who loses everything, and goes from a strong Indian chief, to a weak, small alcoholic.
Rock v. Arkansas was a case, which took place in 1983. The defendant, Vickie Lorene Rock, was charged with manslaughter. She was convicted of killing her husband in July 1983. The defendant was unable to remember everything that had happened the night of her husbands killing. So therefore her defense attorney had a doctor, by the name of Bettye Back, twice hypnotize Vickie Rock to allow her to remember fully what happened the night she killed her husband.
Henrietta Lacks was a young black woman who was diagnosed with cervical cancer at John Hopkins Hospital. 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.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the narrator, Jane, has postpartum depression. In order to cure this depression, John, Jane’s husband and a doctor, administer the rest treatment on her. Gilman wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper” through her personal experience. Along with writing “The Yellow Wallpaper” she wrote an explanation for why she wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Depression and isolation caused by the misdiagnosis caused Jane to go insane. The rest treatment was a common form of cure for people with depression.
4.1 Introduction The focus of this study was to explore the experiences of mothers and fathers bereaved by Second Trimester Miscarriage most specifically focusing on their experiences of hospital care. The key findings from the study are presented in Chapter four, thematic analysis (Attride-Sterling, 2001) was employed to analysis the data and thematic networks were designed to represent the two global themes of clinical care needs and relational and social experiences of miscarriage which emerged from the data. The first section of the chapter outlines a brief description of the overall recruitment and response rate, and the demographic/clinical information related to the mothers who participated in the study. This is followed by a presentation
Flowers for Charlie “Those who use others are stupid but those who are used are even more stupid” (Internet). Charlie Gordon, the main character in Daniel Keyes’ book, Flowers for Algernon, ended up being in worse condition after undergoing a surgical procedure that was supposed to heighten his intelligence. Furthermore, the scientists unfortunately did not use ethics or take enough care in treating Charlie causing his now worse condition to be their own fault. Their greed led them to abuse and take advantage of Charlie, a very gullible and persuadable because of his low intelligence, and their mistakes led Charlie to his death, the ultimate sacrifice. The choice of using Charlie Gordon in Daniel Keyes’ book, Flowers for Algernon, for an intelligence altering surgery was unethical and biased.
My family history is riddled with mental illness. My great grandfather committed suicide after cycling through three families leaving behind nine children. My Aunt spent the majority of her life in a sanatorium, she lost her four children and sense of reality due to her institutionalization. My grandfather died of a stroke, after struggling with Alcoholism and PTSD the majority of his life. His relationships with his six children were profoundly strained due to his abuse when they were children, resulting in him dying with few family members near.
I became very ill and was put into the hospital. I had jaundice and the doctor could not find out why. This was as close as anyone had ever come to finding out what was wrong. I dragged myself from low-paying job to another low-paying job through the years. The children grew up, graduated from
Dossey mentioned in his book on how western medicine was based on human knowledge at the time. For example, the book entitled “Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body to a new era of healing” noted how during the 19 century President George Washington was blead to remove is illness, rather than, fighting his infection physicians in that time promoted the aliment to progress (Dossey, 2000). Therefore, George Washington’s physicians practiced what seemed the ideal method. Similarly, the medical field today base their patient care on knowledge acquired. For some time alternative healing such as era III was not widely accepted.
Two controversial backgrounds of immunization are the medical and legal backgrounds. The major components of the medical history with vaccinations include the small pox and polio vaccinations; the most successful vaccination and the earliest vaccination. Smallpox was the earliest disease scientist successfully created a vaccination for. The earliest vaccination created to eliminate smallpox was called variolation. “One of the earliest reports for successful vaccine came from the sixteenth century in central Asia; then the process was called variolation.
I have also realized the progress and success the health care industry has experienced. Unfortunately, we are still faced with several ailments that we must find cures for. One of the scariest issues I am sad to say I may face in my lifetime is the existence of bacteria that will not be able to be treated with antibiotics. These challenges have inspired me to further my education and seek a Pharmacy degree with a specialization in infectious diseases. After completing my studies I would like to offer my services to underserved populations in rural areas of the country.
He lost his leg at the age of 12, lost his five-year-old daughter, and suffered chronic illness that left him bedridden in the hospital for two years. Despite his misfortune, William never let these tragic incidents stop him from loving life. When he was a child, he suffered from tuberculosis. It got so severe that the only way to save his life was to amputate