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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Zachary Townsend

on 5 December 2012

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Transcript of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Immortality: Scientific vs. Religious Henrietta’s Immortality
The view of her immortality from the perspective of the scientific community
The view of her immortality from the perspective of her family
Community and Collaboration
Communication Skills
How they all tie in together Topics What Is Immortality?
What Are The Different Definitions?
Scientific & Religious Views Henrietta’s Immortality Immortality is ordinarily understood the doctrine that human soul will survive death, continuing in the possession of an endless conscious existence.

It implies that being which survives shall preserve its personal identity and be connected by conscious memory with the previous life. Religious Definition Not being subject to death or decay Scientific Definition “he’d seen her body at the funeral in clover himself. Did they go dig her up?”
- Laurence’s reaction to the news of He La being Immortal What Henrietta’s Family Says About He La Being Immortal Religious View and Scientific Views Differ
All Have The Same Core Value
A part of Henrietta is alive
To What Degree She Is Alive Differs In Who You Ask Coming Together Listening
Observation Communication Skills Verbal Message – The words we choose
Paraverbal Message – How we say the words
Nonverbal Messages – Our body language 3 Components of Communication 1. Send clear concise messages
2. Hear and correctly understand messages someone is sending to us 2 Actions for Effective Communication Brief and organized
Are free of jargon
Do not create resistance in the listener Verbal Messages Requires concentration and energy
Involves a psychological connection with the speaker
Includes a desire and willingness to try and see things from another’s perspective
Requires that we suspend judgment and evaluation Listening: The Key Attacking – Interrogating, criticizing, blaming, and shaming.
You Messages – Moralizing, preaching, advising, and diagnosing.
Showing Power – Ordering, threating, commanding, and directing. Verbal Communication Barriers Communication is vital because we come across it everyday in life whether it be by verbal or nonverbal. Working in groups or with co-workers requires us to be able to share ideas and collaborate to get a task done. Connection What is Community?
What is Collaboration?
Our Life: The world is a community of all different ethnic background where the collaboration of all the ethnic backgrounds come together through school, work, friends and family.
Through our schooling: The school and classrooms you are in are a community because of all the different people that are participating in the same things and collaboration comes in play when class comes together and when working in group projects like this. Community & Collaboration There were two different and separate communities within this story, Henrietta’s family and the Scientific community
Because of the lack of collaboration between the two communities and the lack of communication between the two caused the two different ideas of Henrietta’s immortality
Rebecca Skloot became the connection between the two, which allowed closure for many of the Lacks family Connection of the three concepts “But I tell you one thing, I don't want to be immortal if it mean living forever, cause then everybody else just die and get old in front of you while you stay the same, and that's just sad.” -Henrietta Lacks Final Thought References Skloot, Rebecca. The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Crown Publishers, 2010. Print. What Science says about HeLa "A biomedical marvel multiplying and surviving in an unprecedented way" -Johns Hopkins Medical Facility "Collaboration." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2012. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/>. "Communication." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2012. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/>. Windle, R., & Warren, S. (n.d.). Communication skills. Retrieved from http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/section4.cfm The Johns Hopkins Hospital. (2010, February 1) A Statement From Johns Hopkins Medicine About HELA Cells And Their Use. In Johns Hopkins Medicine. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19722756 Maher, M. (1910). Immortality. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved from New Advent: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07687a.htm
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