The Henrietta Lacks Story

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The primary ethical issue is that doctors took Henrietta Lacks’ cells without permission. Doctor Gey forgot the patient and focused his attention on the research. Doctor Gey’s self- interest and quest for recognition allowed him to cross ethical boundaries. He took advantage of Henrietta Lacks when she was sick, vulnerable and in need of medical attention therefore, one must question his moral judgment. The importance of Henrietta’s story is to recognize the women behind the story. The book focuses attention on Henrietta Lacks a poor, black tobacco farmer with a middle-school education. It particularly draws attention to her role as a wife, mother and her desire to have more children. Henrietta Lacks story revealed the social, cultural
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