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Medical Advances Essay Assignment

Modern Healthcare Advances:


In light of all the medical advances that have taken place in history, I would like for you to research the latest bizarre medical procedure that is planned for December 2017.  I want you to watch the attached videos and read the article about the first head transplant surgery that has ever been attempted on humans and then write at least a one page paper describing the process and your thoughts.  Some things to consider may be:

 -Do you believe that it is even possible to do this and the resulting patient be able to live with a good quality of life?

 - Do you feel that the Italian surgeon that is planning to perform the surgery has adequately prepared for such a difficult task by first attempting this type of procedure on animals? 

  - Do you feel that this type of surgery is morally right or wrong? Why or why not? 

In your paper, please describe the situation and why the patient that is volunteering to have his head transplanted on another person’s body is doing such a thing.  Add any insight that you feel could support your stance on this ground-breaking surgery.  

Class time needs to be used effectively to complete this assignment and it must be written on paper.