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Monday, September 2, 2013

Promoting Morality in the Medical Research World


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Medical research is a mystery to many people. Some of us hope that the researchers "Know what they're doing." Others of us worry "What ARE they doing? Especially with my body parts/pictures/laboratory samples etc?"

Not everything goes into a trashcan.

The Henrietta Lacks saga brings 
a medical research nightmare
to heartbreaking life.

Listen to this TedTalk about the need to sort out the moral and medical issues for many compelling reasons.

The Henrietta Lacks story teaches important lessons about patient privacy

Protect yours with 

  • Pro-active questions, 
  • Memos to medical practitioners and a 
  • Constant inquiry into what is being done with your removed or repaired body parts and lab samples (your urine, blood, mucus, spit, feces, cells, skin, etc.).
Follow up on troubling comments and situations. 

You are your own best advocate. Have a relative or friend assist you if necessary.

Patients can be active in improving health care. Patient passivity is so decades-ago!


Part of being a patient is about being treated with respect, before, during and after surgical or medical procedures.

Need to know how to protect your privacy - and your preferences -  even as you lie in a hospital bed? Read the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. It clues you in on how to deal with rudeness, life and death issues and yourself. 

Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity. Face Your Future with Optimism. 

Face threats to your privacy with forthright statements and actions.


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