BIO 105 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Many ethical issues are embedded in "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". In the first section of the book, we learn that Henrietta's cells were taken without informed consent. What is informed consent? In your opinion, is informed consent a necessary component of doctor:patient relationships? Was Henrietta's race a factor in the lack of informed consent? Given the societal benefits of Henrietta's cells, looking back, was the taking of her cells without informed consent justified?

Due: Friday, Feb 8, 1 pm. 10 points.

Format: TNR 12 pt font, 1 inch margins, left hand justification, single lined. Name and Section number at top of page.
Minimum 350 words, Maximum 500 words. Must be more than one paragraph.

Reference: at least one in APA format.

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Informed consent refers to full disclosure of realities concerning procedures. It is more
than receiving a patient to sign a consent form that is written. However, it involves a
communication process between a physician and patient, which leads to the authorization of the
patient or agreement to go through a given medical intervention. Informed consent is a...

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