Science literacy – Why is it important to educate people to be scientifically literate?
How does scientific literacy play a role in the treatment of Henrietta Lacks and her family?
What current issues are important for the general population to have a scientific understanding of?
What negative consequences result from a lack of scientific literacy? Give specific examples.
Immortality – What does it mean to be immortal?
Medical ethics – How has our understanding of ethics in medicine changed as a result of Henrietta Lacks’ story? (You do not have to discuss all of these issues)
Racism in Medicine – What is the impact of racism in medicine?