Nursing Movie Analysis

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I have to admit, while watching this movie, I shed some tears and surprisingly it did not have a soporific effect. The movie definitely made me more conscious of how much impact we as nurses have in our patients’ lives. One of the goals in therapeutic relationships is to provide emotional and informative support in which the client is able to make informed decisions regarding their health care (Arnold & Boggs. 2016). The doctor portrayed in this film failed to display empathy, when relaying her medical diagnosis he used medical terminology, and while discussing the treatment he did not incorporate the patient in the decision-making. The patient appeared baffled, and after the interviewed regretted not asking any questions. As health…show more content…
This was represented in the movie when the patient was nauseous and continuously vomiting, the nurse offered her a Popsicle and sat with her to comfort her. The patient was able to divulge her true feelings; the nurse acknowledged the patients’ feelings and remains present to console her. Nursing is an intersubjective transaction, where the patient and the nurse experience the process of making responsible choices (Paterson & Zderad 1976). This was shown in the movie during the nursing dialogue, she proceeded by explaining to the patient what is a code status and what is a DNR order. The patient was able to make an inform decision regarding what is a DNR and elected to be DNR. This was one of the parts of the movie that I truly enjoyed. I enjoyed watching the nurse take time out away from doing for the patient to being present for…show more content…
The resident doctor had so much to learn, and in my opinion, he chose the wrong profession. Treating a human as an object that he can utilize for research purposes is despicable. I have not worked in a hospital, but if this is what goes on in real life, I want no parts of it. When I saw the nurse in numerous occasions advocate for the patient and her recommendations were not considered, it saddened me. As a nurse I am very passionate about what I do, and this type of working environment would affect me on a personal level, perhaps due to me being a new nurse and I still have a lot to learn. In watching this movie I would never want to mirror these doctors that showed no empathy, and poor choice of words, like when the doctor expressed to the patient he saw cancer as awesome. When speaking to my patients I will keep in mind to always use simple and easy to understand language and ensure that they are involved in their care. No matter how busy I am, I always take the time to get to know the person behind the diagnosis. I will continue to advocate for my patients, show compassion, and genuinely care for all my
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