Film Reflection: Miss Ever’s Boy’s (Duty-based Ethics)
Miss Evers’s Boys movie is filmed on a real story around Tuskegee research (syphilis). In between 1932 to 1972, the US government has sent a medical investigation on poor black men in Macon country of Alabama. The research team has selected 412 men who have the bad blood. Instead of giving treatment to these 412 people, the government used them to conduct medical research, and after 40 years, just 127 men of this group left alive, and all other were dead. This story is stated by a black nurse, Miss Evers. At the start, she thought that she is helping the patient but later she realized that medical experiments are done on these people.
This movie points out the necessity for scientific integrity and teaching that must complement such Studies of humans. In an era of unidentified consequences of biological attacks, Miss Evers’ Boys delivers an example of why research, while associating the common moral, should nevertheless be carried out in a determined and moral way.
The goal of this movie is quite simple, and it is to portray one of the most un-ethical examples of human testing in American history. This movie is based on true story and replicates the dark side history of the world. The government could give treatment to the patients, but instead, they used these people for experiments. It is the duty of every doctor to provide the best treatment to his patients but the American team starts experiments on these people which are un-ethical and criminal act. The American research team didn’t fulfill his duty of treating patients(Al Sayah, Szafran, Robertson, Bell, & Williams, 2014).
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Sargent, J. (1997). Miss Ever’s Boy’s.