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1.Henrietta and her family are not whites and lack a Europeanorigin. As a result, they do not receive the standard health care ascompared to the whites in their society. Effective communication andprocedures should have been used to understand the family’scondition to help save their lives (Seitz, 2011).

2. They would have received same treatment. Nothing has formallychanged regarding the regulation of tissue research, but there iscertainly a much more public awareness of the fact that theinvestigation happens on tissues without consent, and there`s an opendiscussion happening about this on a wide scale than has occurredbefore. There also appear to be a shift going on in the way questionsabout tissue-research ethics are being handled.


1.Today, there exist new immortal cell lines that allow scientiststo immortalize cells by exposing them to foreign substances such aschemicals. However, there are no new laws that regulate the consentfor research from the patients in a unique way (Seitz, 2011).

2.Genomics and genetics understanding help health professionals toadvise people with blood relation on ways of controlling geneticallyrelated diseases that have been detected in their close relatives tostop the disease from recurring.


Datacollection and research help professionals to understand a region`shealth history to know the sicknesses that persist within a givenmarginalized group of people. The knowledge obtained to assist insolving a community`s perspective of common diseases. Also, In asociety that people have health insurances those that lacks it fortypes of services face severe insurmountable barriers to essentialand appropriate care. Lastly, profit-driven health care has oftencreated cultural and language barriers among the local people makingthem unable to benefit from the mainstream care.

Whatis the effectiveness of health practices interventions that has beenset to improve culturally appropriate care for youngadults/transitional aged in adolescent’s adults aged (18-25)?

Theabove marginalized group needs training and motivation to help themchange their attitudes such as post-test competencies.

Somehealth practices do not seek to reduce the stereotyping andstigmatization in these particular age groups. It is good tounderstand that these marginalized groups require specific knowledgeof health needs such as behavioral taming to help them make soundclinical communications and sound decision.


Seitz,P. (2011). The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Curator: The MuseumJournal, 54(4), 473-475. doi:10.1111/j.2151-6952.2011.00112.x