After reading about the Hela cells and the woman behind them, you will use this opportunity to reflect on the book, relating it to your personal life as well as your prior learning in this course.
First, read this article from August 2023 about the case brought against the Biotech company: Henrietta Lacks’ descendants reach a settlement over the use of her ‘stolen’ cellsLinks to an external site..
Write a 4-page reflection paper about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Reflection papers should be in first person voice (e.g. I felt, I thought, it reminded me, etc.) Do not give a plot summary BUT provide enough details/examples from the book to demonstrate that you read it. Do not use websites that provide summaries of the books; you must read the books yourself.
Don’t forget to use references and in-text citations, including the book itself and any other books, movies, etc. that you mention.
Don’t forget introductory and concluding paragraphs.
Papers should loosely answer some of the following questions, not necessarily in order.
What was the author’s main objective for writing this book?
Why do you think it has been assigned for this public health course?
What emotions did you feel personally about what you read?
What information did you learn or find most interesting? Least interesting?
What information did you find surprising? Why?
What do you think about the outcome of the case against the Biotech company?
How does this book relate to other books you have read/movies you have seen/ things you have learned?
After reading the book, in what way has your view of the world changed, if at all?
Requirements: 41/2 pages