Henrietta Lacks and the Ethics of Privacy

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Title: Henrietta Lacks and the Ethics of Privacy
Author: Holloway, Karla
Abstract: Don't miss the ethics for the ethics! The Henrietta Lacks story reveals some deeply problematic issues regarding medical ethics. But "The Immortal Life" has its own problems with regards to privacy and ethics. How does the book repeat the ethical abuses it documents? Why have we missed the privacy issues attached to race, gender, and privilege that the narrative itself engages? Is there a history here?
Description: Presented on September 25, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. in the Clary Theater of the Student Success Center on the Georgia Tech campus. Karla Holloway is James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University, where she also holds appointments in the Law School, Women’s Studies, and African & African American Studies, and is an affiliated faculty with the Institute on Care at the End of Life and the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine. Her research and teaching interests focus on African American cultural studies, biocultural studies, gender, ethics and law. She is the author of many books, including BookMarks: Reading in Black and White; Passed On: African American Mourning Stories: A Memorial; Codes of Conduct: Race, Ethics, and the Color of Our Character; and, most recently, Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics. Runtime: 49:35 minutes
Type: Presentation
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/45282
Date: 2012-09-25
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Academic Success
Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for the Study of Women, Science and Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of Diversity Programs
Georgia Institute of Technology. Women's Resource Center
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Ethics

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