The Importance Of Ethics In Medical Research

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Synthesis Essay claim:Though most readers can argue that ethics hinders medical research, closer studies show that ethics does not hinder medical research, it prevents patients from being taken advantage by their doctors. Ethics are important to prevent patients from being taken advantage by their doctors. Majority of doctors care about their patients and do their job to help other people. There are some doctors and scientist that don’t care about their patients, only goal is their own personal success. That is similar to what happened to Henrietta Lacks and many others .Henrietta Lacks, a vulnerable lady taken advantage by her doctors at Johns Hopkins. In source 6, The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, it wasn’t confirmed that she gave informed consent when her cells were taken her. Lacks was one exploited of the many person by the medical community..Henrietta is not the only person that cells were taken. When patients came in they would give , “a resident the dish with samples to Gey’s lab, as he’s done many times before” (page 33). They would take cell tissue from a lot of patients to see if they could grow out the body, only one that worked was Henrietta’s cells and the went on to become called HeLa. Another study that takes advantage the Guatemala syphilis study -highlighted in sources 5: Ethics in Human Experimentation-reveals even

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