This book opened my eyes to many new things. Before reading this book all I knew about mental institutions was that that’s where the crazy people are sent. After reading this book I have concluded that there is so much more to it. This book showed me that a mental institution hospital is not a joke, but a place where people can go to get serious help.
In the essay, The Devil’s Bait by Leslie Jamison, Jamison emphasizes her paper about Morgellons Disease. Throughout her essay, Jamison introduces the urgency of the disease by going to a location that is known to have many people asking the doctors to believe them. The reason Morgellons Disease is an urgent topic that must be discussed is because many people feel like their voices are not being heard and ignored. Many have a disease whom they see as needing emergency treatment, however they are being told it is their brain playing tricks on them. The rhetor is compelled to speak about this issue for it gives those whom she interviewed a sense of voice and a call out to doctors to be more understanding of their patients.
During the twentieth- century, lobotomy became a popular procedure performed on patients with neurosis such as schizophrenia, bi-polar mood disorder, personality disorder, etc. Many scientists, especially at the time, argued that poking holes through parts of the brain and swishing parts around helps make patients more calm and cooperative. I predict that lobotomy had no benefits for the patient but rather in a dissociative state to appear calm. By understanding the history of lobotomy, patients' experience and stories, and alternatives we can grasp a better view in how lobotomy was unethical and ineffective. Lobotomy has evolved from various techniques, patients, countries, and psychosurgeons.
Therefore, Kaysen is critiquing mental institutions by highlighting the cruelty of mental illness, although she did display some symptoms of borderline personality disorder this was not recurrent. The question here is whether Kaysen deserved to be diagnosed in the first place remains unanswered. Hence, writing is a form of resistance for her as she documents her life in this universe and how It is a form of therapy to help her come to terms with her diagnosis which is something she keeps coming back to in the novel. Juliet Mitchell argues “feminism in initiating a system of thought…asserts…that there is a contradiction in the social relations between men and women”(Mitchell, 1984:79). As her book was published in 1966 it relates to some of the issues that Kaysen is highlighting in her novel.
This is all happening with patients being seen by other therapists as well. If you look at it, the problem is patient privacy and institutional or organizational in nature. This is also a common occurrence in skilled nursing facilities as well. For marketing purposes, people come in to look at and check the amenities of the facility. According to Swisher & Davis (2005), there are “three basic approaches to resolve dilemmas: rule-based, ends-based and care-based.”
Each text contains interest while I read them, they also focused ideas regarding disability but the points that’ll receive attention don’t necessarily relate to each other. In Johanna Hedva’s piece, Sick Woman Theory, she discusses concepts revolving around her chronic illness and the effects of that illness on her life. For Robert McRuer, he wishes to explore ideas that explain the relationship between heterosexuality and able-bodiedness. While each text displays engaging thoughts, this paper will respond to them in different ways. For this response paper, interest lies in adding ideas to the first section of Sick Woman Theory as well as critiquing what McRuer wants to accomplish with his paper.
Susanna’s parents did not want their friends to know she was in a psychiatric hospital, which is a common occurrence for many families who believe the stigma against those with mental health problems are too strong and that they would rather protect their image than the mentality of their loved ones. The thoughts of each character do well to depict what the thoughts may be of someone actually with their disorder, according to the DSM-5. In addition, the film shows how different each mental illness can be, showing how “normal” Susanna seems along with BPD, or how “crazy” (how some patients are referred to in the film) Lisa seems with her sociopathic tendencies. Each character is evidence to how large the
Understand attachment contributes to the understanding what is involved in the commonness of mental health and challenging behaviour for people with an ID, 20-39% show problems with mental health (Hatton & Taylor2005), whereas the general population has 16-25% (Meltzer et al.1995). There is significant risk for poor mental health for people with ID. Having knowledge of these attachments allows those in Healthcare to understand and create vital relationships with patients especially those with an ID, Attachment is the bonding, connection, nurture, trust and security. The key is to make them feel safe and secure in a care environment. Understand how these attachments work is a must for any professional care giver.
This allowed her to center within her feelings and see that we cared to notice how she is doing and how we are interested in how we can help. The second theme that I used to help de-escalate was differing interventions using non-verbal communication. I maintained eye contact without going over board which is a great technique to use when dealing with an agitated person (Price & Baker, 2012, p. 314). Similarly, I maintained a close enough distance to the patient in order to seem open and wanting to be present to listen, but far enough away to ensure my own safety. Lastly, I used personal control of my own feeling to remain calm with the patient as they escalated further from calm.
Hence, I got to experience societal bias that mental illness solicits. Similarly, how I made my conclusion based on preconceived ideas before these clinical rotation, in spite of not having met any of these patients, society judge. However, the truth is most of these individuals are judge because of the label affixed to them, but rather, they are not so much different than I am. To be able to provide therapeutic care I have to be able to empathize. Significantly, this extraordinary clinical day helped me uncover the level of self awareness and my newly discovered partiality towards individuals with mental health
Hi Mia, It is interesting to read how SBAR is utilized in other areas. AT YRMC in Yuma we use SBAR, but is relayed face to face or via phone. I agree with you that although it is a convenience to have the patient’s information faxed from the ED to the floor the patient is going to, I can see where this can pose a problem. There are many obstacles that the nurse may face in receiving or relaying a patient hand-off, these being “communication challenges [which] can be a result of human factors, such as poor communication skills; lack of resources to support communication training; lack of support for active communication in the clinical setting; or an inappropriate environment for handoff due to interruptions” (Cudjoe, 2016, p.1) all factors
In the book The Shallows author Nicholas Carr explains how he believes that technology is taking over everything and changing the way we think and process information. As a reader I also believe that technology is changing the way we process information because of all the examples he uses to prove his point. In the different chapters he gives examples from past historians and psychologists to explain why he believes the things he does, Carr also interviews college professors and doctors to see if they have noticed a difference in themselves or in patients of theirs with the same problem, and lastly throughout the book and on the internet there are multiple reviews on the opinions of the technology. In the Shallows Nicholas Carr gives examples from past historians and psychologists to explain why he believes the things he does.
teach, or to inform. In this specific situation Nicholas Carr’s purpose is to persuade the audience that the internet is deteriorating our brains and actually doing more harm than good. Throughout the article Carr uses a variety of different rhetorical strategies. One of the main strategies used is the strategy to appeal. In order to have a greater connection with the audience in hopes of persuasion Carr must appeal to them, whether it be through emotional appeal, logical appeal, or appealing through credibility.
Rhetorical Analysis Writer have different way of getting their point across, like in the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid? By Nicholas Carr. He makes an argument that google is a convenient tools and is making us less able to process deep information. He use ethos, pathos, logos and tone to prove his ideas. Carr want the audience to feel a connection to his article.