created by Carolina Osorio
Charles W. Flanagan High School
Introduction | The Task | The Process & Resources | Conclusion | HyperText Dictionary
It is hard to imagine how a person that needs an organ transplant feels.Is not esay to accept that you have a disease in an organ that may cost you your life. Day after day they are left to wonder if they may live for another year, or evenanother week. Now can you imagine what a child that just starts to live feels when they know that he or she is going to loose his or her life. And worse of all, at this young age, their minds cannot understand the reason for their suffering.
This webquest is about how we, as adults, must show compassion for critically ill patients. People that need support and help. They never know when or if an organ is going to arrive. And this fills them with a terrible uncertainty that can take over their whole life.
We will research the organ donor process,the emotional obstacles of the patient and family, ethics and morality and death v.life. Showing us how easy and important is to donate and organ. And how anyday we can make the choice of changing a person's life, by giving them not only support, love, but also the greatest gift of all, the gift of life.
What can be done to increase the number of organ donors?
In this WebQuest you will be working together with a group of students in class. Each group will answer the Task or Quest(ion). As a member of the group you will explore Webpages from people all over the world who care about Organs Implants. Because these are real Webpages we're tapping into, not things made just for schools, the reading level might challenge you. Feel free to use the online Webster dictionary or one in your classroom.
You'll begin with everyone in your group getting some background before dividing into roles where people on your team become experts on one part of the topic.
Use the internet information linked below to answer these questions.
Giant step on the road to pig-heart implants:
1.Discuss the diferences between human organs and animal organs.
2.Compare the pros and cons of animal organ implants.
3.What documentation does this article have concerning the success rate of implants generally?
Implants keep eye on vital organs:
1.What is the function of an implantable monitor?
2.Can you predict the outcome if implantable monitor is placed in person's organs?
3.Can you invent something original like an implantable monitor that serve as a medium to prevent disaster?
Little Bodies,Big Hearts:
1.Can you propose an alternative to those parents that are dispair because they are waiting for an organ for his or her daughter?
2.What are the steps that pediatrics follow to make an organ transplant to an infant?
3.What new devices are being developed to help with heart function?
- Giant step on the road to pig-heart implants - Giant step on the road to pig-heart implants. ... The use of humanised animal organs is being pursued to meet a shortage of donor organs and, when perfected, is ...
- Implants keep eye on vital organs - This website talk about the medical devices that are emerging to act like a black box in the human body, except they're being used to prevent disaster.
- Little Bodies, Big Hearts - The numbers are heartbreaking: Every 90 minutes, one person in the United States dies while waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.
1. Individuals or pairs from your larger WebQuest team will explore one of the roles below.
2. Read through the files linked to your group. If you print out the files, underline the passages that you feel are the most important. If you look at the files on the computer, copy sections you feel are important by dragging the mouse across the passage and copying / pasting it into a word processor or other writing software.
3. Note: Remember to write down or copy/paste the URL of the file you take the passage from so you can quickly go back to it if you need to to prove your point.
4. Be prepared to focus what you've learned into one main opinion that answers the Big Quest(ion) or Task based on what you have learned from the links for your role.
Finding the donorUse the Internet information linked below to answer these questions.
Finding a donor:
1.Who can be a donor implant?
2.What changes would you make to solve the problem about
lack of organ donors?
3.What things are been done to encourage marrow donations?
Organ Donation- FAQ:
1.What motive is there to be organ donor?
2.Do you think that organ donations are going to increase in the future?
3.How is the priority list for donors establish?
All about transplantation and donations:
1.Why do you think someone would be interesting in watching a transplant operation?
2.Is an organization available to support donor recipients?
3.How would you evaluate the website?
- Finding a donor - This website give tips of how to find a good organ donor
- Organ Donation- frequently asked questions - This website is about frequently questions that people ask when they want to be an organ donor.
- All about transplantation and donation - Questions and answers, myths, and other information about organ transplants and donation.
Emotional obstaclesUse the Internet information linked below to anwer these questions specifically related to Emotional obsticles:
The Ancient rite of 'having a awake' increases organ donor procurement:
1.Can you predict the outcome of those person waiting for an organ transplant in Australia if the Australian people don't give up their healthy organs when they die?
2.Do you think that is fair use the organs of a brain death person?
3.What would you cite to defend the actions of those families that doesn't want to give up their family memeber organs?
Organ Donor Face Scrutiny on Motivation:
1. What do you think that make those four people march into the liver-transplant center at Lahey Clinic?
2.What was the purpose of their visit?
3.Why doctors are stepping up efforts to
weed out those who offer to give their organs to somebody who is willing for it?
The week of May 9, 1999 through May 23, 1999, On The Same Page:
1.What give Dr.Rose Marie the idea to write her wonderful story 'Never Question The Miracles, A Surgeon's Story'?
2.Do you agree with the actions of Dr.Rose Marie who belief that parents of young children can find encouragement to lead their children to work hard, in school, at home, and appropriate extra curricula activities in order to avoid the violence and destructive behavior?
3.Do you belief in miracles?
- The Ancient rite of 'having a awake'increases organ donor procurement! - This website is about an interview from the australian newspaper that talk about the emotional obstacles to get an organ trasplant and how to increases organ donor.
- Organ Donors Face Scrutiny on Motivation - This website talks about organ donors who loose their motivation to donor their healthty organ because they failed a little-publicized test.
- The week of May 9, 1999 through May 23, 1999, On The Same Page ... - Talks about Dr. Rose Marie Toussaint who wrote a book with the purpose to sharing with people from all walks of life who are facing significant challenges in their lives, to find a way to transform that challenge into a golden opportunity to grow.
Ethics and moralityUse the Internet information linked below to answer these questions specifically related to ethics and morality:
Ethics of Organ Transplants:
1. 'Should someone who has already received one transplant be allowed a second'?
2.If a doctor need a kidney transplant as same as an alcoholic person, who do you think that deserve more the organ the doctor or the alcoholic person?
3.Do you think that is fair that everyone has to be able to pay in order to receive a transplant? What about poor people who are sick too?
Ethnically sensitive messengers: An exploration of the racial attitudes of health care workers and organ procurement officers:
1.What other way would you plan to solve the problem that the patient population is growing and there is not enough organs to them?
2.What would happen if the racial and social differences in the U.S finish?
3.Name two of the higher incidence diseases that Mexican Americans have.
Organ Selling and Transplants:
1.Do you agree with the actions of Jacobs who proposed to set up shop where he is going to be selling organs?
2.Do you think that Jacobs is right when he say that if the supply of organs go up, the market mechanism will eventually bring the price of organs down, so more people will be able to afford them.?
- Ethics of Organ Transplants - This website questions ethnics and morality regarding who should recieve the avaliable organ for transplants.
- Ethnically sensitive messengers: An exploration of the racial attitudes of health care workers and organ procurement officers - This website talk about the difficulties that Black and Hispanic people have to get an organ implant.
- Organ Selling and Transplants - Issues in Ethics - V. 1, N. 2 Winter 1988 Proponents of the organs-for-sale scheme maintain that we have a moral duty to save lives and to reduce human suffering when it is in our capacity to do so.Justice demands that every person have an equal right to life.
Life v. deathUse the Internet information linked below to answer these questions related to life v. death:
Living Breathing Smiling Proof:
1.Can you imagen how Wendy Marx feel to know that she have a new chance to live?
2.What question would you ask in an interview with Wendy who practically died?
3. what lesson can you take from this real story?
Olney girl, 12, doing well after successful surgery for new liver:
1.How many month a transplant patient needs to be monitored?
2.Who was Alexandra pediatric? What did she said to Alexandra when she arrive from Georgetown University Hospital?
3.What do you think Alexandra means when she said 'We were just so fortunate that everything turned out as well as it did,' 'We were surrounded by the best of the best.'
Christianity and organ donation:
1. What can be a support for a person who is waiting undispair for an organ?
2.According to the author what is the relationship between christianity and organ donor?
3.Can be a religion a medium of support?
- Living Breathing Smiling Proof - A touch story about Wendy Marx who survive thank to a liver transplant
- Olney girl, 12, doing well after successful surgery for new liver - This website is about Alexandra Dame a 12 year old girl who receive an organ transplant.
- Christianity and organ donation - A guide to organ donation and Christian beliefs. Organ donation is the gift of an organ to help someone else who needs a transplant.
You have all learned about a different part of Organs Implants. Now group members come back to the larger WebQuest team with expertise gained by searching from one perspective. You must all now answer the Task / Quest(ion) as a group. Each of you will bring a certain viewpoint to the answer: some of you will agree and others disagree. Use information, pictures, movies, facts, opinions, etc. from the Webpages you explored to convince your teammates that your viewpoint is important and should be part of your team's answer to the Task / Quest(ion). Your WebQuest team should write out an answer that everyone on the team can live with.
1.Interview an organ recipient.
2.Write a letter to University of Miami.
Your Contact is: Lucile Packard - Finding a donor
There are many ways in which we can help people that are suffering due to a disease in an organ; we do not have to know this people to acknowledge that they are in terrible pain and dispair. We as individuals have the power to make a difference.The power to make somebody smile, the power to calm somebody heart; and the power to give some of you to help a person live. Be a organ donor! people all around the world need you! help them!. In this webquest we have learned about the necessity and the incredible organ shortage.Make a change, start today! you can help in many ways, either by donating and organ, or by finantially supporting organizations that help with organ transplants, or just by passing the word that help is needed and that it's easy and it is good to make a change.
Content by Carolina Osorio, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last revised Wed Jan 21 20:31:07 US/Pacific 2004