The truth about medical experimentation on African-Americans

Medical experimentation on African-Americans is probably one of the most darkest areas within medical ethics, and something that has happened unfortunately many times in the past. I'm going to talk about six key events that I think are crucial when discussing medical experimentation in relation to race and culture. One of the first truths of … Continue reading The truth about medical experimentation on African-Americans

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BOOK OF RECOMMENDATION: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

I stumbled across this book in probably quite an unusual way- lying down on my school's library floor. Stressed and tired from my first year of A-Levels, I resorted to staring at my library ceiling contemplating life when I sighed and caught the eye of what was a very interesting book cover. 'No dead woman … Continue reading BOOK OF RECOMMENDATION: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

How Henry Cotton removed body parts, convinced it would improve mental health

Lately, I've been researching into cases of malpractice between doctors and patients, medical legislation,¬†and the role of the NHS- all part of my EPQ research. There was one piece of information that I found particularly interesting and want to share it with you all today. This post is all about Henry Cotton and his approach … Continue reading How Henry Cotton removed body parts, convinced it would improve mental health

Should euthanasia be allowed for those suffering from depression?

Depression is a type of mental illness that creates feelings of sadness, misery, desolation and a constant cycle of low spirits. The persistent feeling of sadness and hopelessness can also form a loss of interest in certain activities and social interactions. Also known as 'major depressive disorder' or 'clinical depression', depression can affect how you … Continue reading Should euthanasia be allowed for those suffering from depression?