During the Enlightenment period, Immanuel Kant, a philosopher, discovers a problem from his philosophy that humans can only be classified in one of two categories on how they live their life, faith or reason. In understanding and connection with the movie Wit, Vivian can only live out reason and knowledge. In the film Wit, Vivian Bearing is a english professor who is ths diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. With this, it leads her to a depression of sadness at the hospital. Meaning, when she notices that she doesn't get any visitors she looks to her past life moments and wishes she was nicer to people. During the film Wit, Vivian lays down on her hospital bed and reflects back to a time of one of her teachings. At the end of this teaching, one of her students comes up to her and asks for an extension for his paper because he needs to return home after his
In this case study the primary nurse, Amelia Wilkerson, is caring for a patient, Katy Palmer who has recently been admitted to the hospital for fatigue and abnormal lab counts. The patient asks Amelia for information regarding her diagnosis. Amelia has seen Katy’s results and knows that she has been diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. The ethical dilemma seen in this situation is that it is outside of the scope of practice for Amelia to discuss Katy’s original diagnosis with her. This is reserved for the doctor alone. However, as a nurse that has developed a relationship with her patient it would be very difficult to not answer her question honestly. In addition, the patient might feel more comforted hearing the diagnosis from her nurse rather than the doctor as the nurse has been caring for her and they have developed a therapeutic relationship.
Dazed and Confused is a movie that takes place in Texas during the mid 70’s. It shows the life of a typical teenager during this time as some are entering their last year trapped in high school or some entering their first. Their morals and ways of thinking differ to now a day severely, but their actions then vs now show some similar characteristics.
Nurses experience moral distress in situations such as Amelia Wilkerson's. In cases similar to this, nurses are sometimes left feeling powerless to take action on the appropriate decision. Rathert, May, and Chung (2016) explain that ethical dilemmas and conflicts are unavoidable in healthcare today. The ethical dilemma for Amelia comes after responding to Katy Palmer's question. By Amelia informing Katy that the doctor may not have reviewed the biopsy results, it confirms to Katy that the results are back and in turn Katy assumes that they are bad because Amelia will not discuss them. Ethically, Katy has the right to know the results, but Amelia is unable to provide the appropriate answer without the doctor and only
In Margaret Edson’s Wit, the author uses the binary opposition of compassion and austerity. The protagonist, Vivian Bearing, a doctor of English, learns that she has advanced ovarian cancer, and undergoes an experimental chemotherapy program. Her doctor, Jason, and her nurse, Susie, have different views of her mortality, and the author shows their contrasting views in a particular scene. While Susie shows a more compassionate side to Vivian, Jason is very stern with her. Jason faces the inevitable with no hesitation and though Susie can as well, she also comforts Vivian. Even though Vivian seems to be very passive, both compassion and austerity impact her in a different way because austerity leads to being scared and compassion leads to being
-This article “Unwitting Redemption in Margaret Edson's Wit” by Martha Greene Eads begins with Eads explaining the honors the play “Wit” has received, such as the 1999 Pulitzer Prize. The author also gives examples some of the critic reviews, such as “American Theatre reviewer Pamela Renner claims that Wit's "redemption ... takes an unexpected form."” Renner truly praises the oncology nurse, Susie, for being truthful to Vivian as Renner puts it Susie is redemption in honest communication.
Martin’s story shows that there needs to be change in the health care profession with a more relational hands on practice in the health care setting so everyone is provided a voice and a choice. Providing independence and choice in the health care system to a patient creates an open
After reviewing the tables from chapter 63 and watching Pheridan’s video, I can safely say that patient safety was of highest concern, which needs more reinforcement. The ill-fated experience of Sue Cheridan is an unfortunate example of ineffective communication among health care professional. Lack of advocacy was another area that I believe was extremely neglected as the health care workers failed many times necessary to advocate or run a bilirubin test on Sue’s son, Carl and to order further testing for her husband’s tumor. As a result, Sheridan loss her husband and her child suffered severe brain damage. After her family misfortune, Sheridan became involved in several organization seeking and advocating for patient safety and better health
It is evident that in the film Wit by Mike Nichols displayed various acts of professional smokestack. As mentioned these healthcare providers are professionals that are self-orientated in their delivery of care which was seen between Dr. Harvey Kelekian and Dr. Jason Posner. These professionals did not exhibit intra/interprofessional collaboration, and were more focused towards treating Vivian Bearing as an experiment rather than a patient. This was manifested in the scene where Vivian Bearing was experiencing a severe fever and particularly feeling quite unwell, which caused her to be admitted to the hospital. Susie Monahan her nurse suggested Dr. Posner alert Dr. Kelekian regarding lowering the dose for the upcoming cycle. However Dr. Posner
I have heard several stories of my parents’ relatives, close friends or associates who lost their lives in accidents to illness. These stories could have had different, happier endings, I often concluded. I know of an eleven-year-old girl diagnosed with Alopecia Areata, laughing uncontrollably after watching her doctor make funny faces. For a moment, not only did this little girl forget that she was losing hair, but her smile expressed joy and the beauty of being alive. At this point I thought that a doctor would not only work on treating the physical condition of the patient but would have a big role in bringing joy in spite of their hopeless condition.
What I learned from this movie that will impact my practice as a nurse is to never assume that a client who holds the same profession, smart, or a scholar is able to comprehend their own diagnosis or treatment plan so quickly. Regardless of anyone’s position, we should inform the client about their health conditions and treatment plan with great sensitivity and respect. I felt that the client was not given enough time to think about her decision regarding the chemotherapy treatment involved. Dr. Kelekian and his team are respected well in their work and research. However, they seem to focus more on their research and often times failed to treat Vivian with respect and sensitivity. For instance, during Dr. Kelikien and his team’s ground rounds, no one asked or warn the patient if it’s ok for them to palpate the tumor in her abdomen. The patient responded well during their assessment. Nevertheless, this left her wanting to know what the team means when they “anatomized” her. Vivian also stated “that her only defense is her acquisition with vocabulary “. This portrays
“Healthcare is a team effort. Each healthcare provider is like a member of the team with a special role. Some team members are doctors or technicians who help diagnose disease. Others are experts who treat disease or care for patients ' physical and emotional needs.”
Now we will go on to talk about the social/cultural content that were portrayed in the film. The film took place in 1784 that had a huge role to play in the behaviors and norms that we see. Living in that time period there was a culture that is very different than the one that we have now. If it was not set in this time period or location the story would probably fall apart. O say that because the story relies heavily on the history of this time period and location. We seen throughout the movie different norms that were common in english society. Most of the norms we see broken can be categorized as folkways and from my notes folkways are norms that are not strictly forced,. We can see this played out in the movie when Oliver Ashford want
The movie Wit (Bosanquet & Nichols, 2001) focuses on Dr. Vivian Bearing, an English professor who is diagnosed with an aggressive form of ovarian cancer. It chronicle’s Vivian’s experiences with her health care team up until her death. Throughout the movie her doctors, Doctor Kelekian and his fellows, most notably Jason, make many errors while treating Vivian. They communicate with Vivian in ways that make her feel overwhelmed and uncomfortable, violate ethical principles by ignoring her autonomy and not sharing critical information about her health with her, and failing to addressed her spiritual needs. Vivian’s nurse, Susie, does her best to care for Vivian. She incorporates Swanson’s (1991) “Empirical Development Of a Middle Range Theory of Caring” processes such as knowing and being with, into her care and upholds patient advocacy, but she too makes mistakes that hinder Vivian’s wellbeing.