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    The type of facility I chose to write about is the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Johns Hopkins Hospital is a teaching hospital and biomedical research facility of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It was founded using money from an inheritance by philanthropist Johns Hopkins. The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are the founding institutions of modern American medicine and the birthplace of numerous traditions including rounds, residents and house staff (Henderson & Marek, 2001). Many medical specialties were formed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, including neurosurgery, by Harvey Cushing (Toledo-Pereyra, 2002); cardiac surgery by Alfred Blalock (Toledo-Pereyra, 2005;…

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    Assess the various management levels and their role in Johns Hopkins Hospital. Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC offers a one of kind structure of health management programs for their partners; Johns Hopkins Employer Health Programs (Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC, 2014) and Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan, members…at no cost. Within these programs members, depending on severity, are placed into one of three categories: complex case management, monitored case management, or lifestyle management.…

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    HeLa is a cell type in an immortal cell line used in scientific research. It is the oldest and most commonly used human cell line. There was a story behind the HeLa cell besides that fact that it was an immortal cell. This immortal cell once came from a mortal cell; an African American woman by the name of Henrietta Lacks. She visited John Hopkins Hospital after an abnormality in her cervix, later found out she had cervical cancer. After the death of Henrietta, scientists did extensive research…

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    them, Deborah’s youngest brother Joe gets it the worst and later ends up becoming a juvenile delinquent. As Deborah and her other siblings begin having a family of their own, Joe is charged with murder and is sentenced to 15 years in prison where he then converts his religion to Islam and changes his name to Zakariyaa. Chester Southam was reprimanded by the medical board when it was learned that injection of HeLa and other cancer cells into other patients without their knowledge nor consent,…

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    Henrietta’s benefit. (Narratio) Prior to going into surgery, Henrietta signed a “Operation Permit” that says, “I hereby give consent to the staff of The Johns Hopkins Hospital to perform any operative procedures and under any anaesthetic either local or general that they may deem necessary in the proper surgical care and treatment of: ___________________” Notice that it never says that they can share or profit from anything they “deem necessary”. After Dr. Lawrence Wharton removed samples of…

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    During my first semester at ECC, my composition class studied the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot. The book was written based on a true story about Henrietta Lacks and the unethical treatment and research done on her by Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951. Henrietta Lacks received radiation treatments for cancer, which charred the exterior of her body and eventually spread the disease throughout her body even more. At first the treatment worked as it dissipated the…

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    cervical cancer. Although she is treated for the cancer, the treatment is executed much later than if she had been a white woman. During her first operation to treat the cancer, the surgeon removed two pieces of tissue from her cervix to give to George Gey, the head of tissue research at Johns Hopkins. The story unfolded after Henrietta died months later, and then after a couple decades the family began to discover the truth of her death, and the cells which…

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    Theme of Bioethics in Ball and Wolfe’s (2017) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks For three decades, scientists had been looking for human cells that could be successfully multiplied outside the human body and much of their efforts failed until 1951, when doctors in the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore collected a cancerous tissue sample from a colored woman, Henrietta Lacks, without her consent. Her tissue sample is significant as it allowed scientists to conduct tests on human cells…

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    patients were treated in John Hopkins, they were used as research materials without their consents. They were taken advantage of because they were living in poverty, lacked education and proper understanding of informed consent. Like many doctors and researchers of that time, Richard Wesley TeLinde, a top cervical cancer expert, “often used patients from the public wards for research, usually without their knowledge. Many scientists believed that since patients were treated for free in the…

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    Henrietta Lacks was born 97 years ago on August 1, 1920 in Virginia. She was born into a very poor household and with 8 siblings. Henrietta’s mother, Eliza Pleasant, died when Henrietta was only 4 years of age during childbirth. After her mother’s unexpected death, her father moved the children to Clover, VA. Henrietta worked on her grandfather’s tobacco farm growing up. Henrietta at the age of 14 had her first child with her cousin, David. She later married David when she was 20 years old. The…

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