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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Medical ethics

UMW's Common Read 2015-2016

This guide is from 2015, and is no longer being maintained. Some of its information is outdated and some of its links are broken.

Medical ethics

On this page you'll find resources that deal with issues of medical ethics.

Informed consent


Principles for the treatment of human research subjects


Selected noteworthy cases in medical ethics:

Video: Informed Consent and Medical Research

In this video clip, the show Religion & Ethics Newsweekly takes a look at ethical issues of informed consent, using the Havasupai and Henrietta Lacks cases as examples. Rebecca Skloot is one of several experts interviewed in the clip.

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