In My Life as a Multiple, Dr. Cameron West shares his journey to the acceptance of his diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder, DID, as result from childhood sexual abuse. Cameron, or Cam, lived a fairly normal life with his wife, Rikki, and son, Kyle in Massachusetts. He co-owned a company that sold advertising products with his brother Tom, and lived a quiet lifestyle. Aside from a sinus problem, Cam and Rikki were just like any other family, and there would be no guessing that Cam suffered from childhood sexual abuse. Cam’s mental troubles weren’t revealed until after he physically healed from his sinus surgery. After Cam healed physically, his mind was able to take more control and the alters, “his guys” as Cam refers to them, were
Imagine that you are taking a brief walk at night with your dog or by yourself and suddenly feel suffocated. The next thing you know, you have become the next victim of a gruesome sexual attack. However, you could never tell your tale because, at the lowest point of this heinous ordeal, you realize that your rapist will now turn into your murderer. This is the case of the Hillside Strangler, a story of two cousins, Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, and the brutal crimes they were charged with. There were witnesses who dare to testified against those brutal murders. The murders used the insanity plea as route to escape their destination in jail.
The case I will be concentrating on is Tomcik vs. Ohio Dep’t of Rehabilitation and Correction in which Tomcik was imprisoned under the custody of Department of Rehabilitation and correction, based on the Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals book. The problem stimulated from continuous negligence from nurses and doctors at the department, which initially was when Tomcik received a physical evaluation, included the breast examination by Dr. Evans who stated that the examination was cursory and lasted only a few seconds, which means that not much attention was presented regarding the patient and his job. The next day Tomcik noticed a lump as being about the size of a pea in her right breast, however it was not reported by Dr. Evans.
In regards to case ‘The Court Was Appalled’, I have to agree with the ruling of the court’s decision. The physicians’ obligation to properly examine his patients such as in the case of Tomick’s breast the first time was complete negligence. The physician did not complete a thorough examination, and then the patient had to wait months to be reevaluated again. The Ohio Court of Appeals made the right decision in favoring the patient. If the proper care was given early on the mass size potentially could have been prevented. This patient was not treated with the ethical respectany patient should receive when seeking help/treatment. It is very alarming that a physician whose job is to take care of other humans would disregard giving a proper
Both living and dying are both parts of life. In the healthcare field, death can not always be prevented. In Living and Dying in Brick City by Sampson Davis, MD, Sampson. Davis takes the reader to a journey that Davis has experienced. In the beginning of this book, Davis explains the background of how he has grown up. Using his sister’s death from AIDS as a drug addict and how his brother is confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed, Sampson Davis does everything he can to help patients with a similar background in the city where he grew up.
Imagine waking up in a new house, town, city, even state and not knowing how you got there. Can you imagine having a losing a memory of your day? You are losing time because someone else in your internal system is taking over. This is the mind set of dissociative identity disorder. In the movie, Frankie & Alice (Sax, 2010), you can have a better understanding of how it is to live with this mental disorder. This is a dissociative reaction to stress in which a patient develops two or more personalities. Each personality has a distinct, well developed, emotional thought process and represents a unique and relatively stable personality. The personalities are usually different and have different attitudes. One can be happy, carefree and fun. While
On Friday 28th June 2013 Ian Brady failed in his bid to be transferred from Ashworth high security psychiatric hospital to prison. Brady, was jailed for life in 1966 for the murder of three children and found responsible for the deaths of a number of others. He argued in a week long tribunal that he should not be held in a psychiatric unit because he was not mentally ill. He claimed instead that he had severe personality disorders. Brady wanted to go to prison where he would be allowed to die by refusing to eat. At Ashworth, where Brady was detained under the Mental Health Act, he was fed through a tube since his hunger strike began in 1999.
“Manson had targeted a house, not knowing that Sharon Tate was living there since she was renting a house that had belonged to the producer that he tried to get a record deal with. However, he turned Manson down so he was up at the top of the list of people he wanted to kill. When he committed this murder, he did not actually get his hands dirty” (Actress Sharon Tate Found Murdered). Charles would send his followers to do the killing for him, since he was the leader. The next morning, the maid found the living room covered in blood, as Charles tried to make the scene look frightening. He wanted these murders to give the impressions that black people were the perpetrators and frighten the nation. “However, the first suspect of this murder was the caretaker at the residence, but he had passed a lie detector test and was no longer considered a suspect. People started mentioning Charles Manson’s name when there was talk of him in a Los Angeles jail” (Charles Manson). Charles and his four main followers that consisted of Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Linda Kasabian, were all eventually accused and put on
In Rebecca Skloot’s book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the Lacks family faced many challenges as the result of segregation and discrimination prominent in the time era. The values and ethical principles that social workers practice today would have benefited the Lacks family greatly. When Henrietta fell ill it was common practice for patients, especially African American female patients, to not question the doctors word. According to Skloot doctors practiced “benevolent deception” this allowed for doctors to deny the patients fundamental information about their health, some doctors would withhold diagnosis from patients all together (Skloot, 2010, p.63). The doctors justified this type of practice
The MacDonald Triad is an important piece of information that can possibly identify deviant behavior in juveniles that lead to serial killings in the future. The triad includes three ominous parts to it including; fire setting, enuresis, and cruelty to animals. A key element to the triad is large number of serial killers have admitted to experiencing and committing at least one aspect of the triad. Neglect and child abuse have all been concurrent with serial killers that have characteristics relating to the triad.
McMurran, M., & Howard, R. C. (2008). Personality, personality disorder and risk of violence: An evidence-based approach. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
In this paper I will be applying the psychological theories to serial killer Ed Gein. Ed Gein was a prolific serial killer in the 1950’s. He murdered and robbed graves for body parts to make furniture and clothing. He was apprehended in 1957, where he stood trial and was institutionalized.
In the movie, “As Good as it Gets,” Melvin Udall is the patient who has been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD. Udall’s age is not provided in the film. However, he is a Caucasian male. Udall’s educational background is briefly mentioned through the mention of his piano lessons and his job as a romance writer of 62 books. The patients’ family history is troublesome. The patient reported that his father stayed in his room for 11 years, coming out only to hit Udall’s hand on the piano with a yardstick when he made a mistake while practicing. Udall also indicates that his grandmother was tough on him and information regarding siblings or place of birth is never mentioned. The patient is single and has never been married. However,
The Dark Knight is a widely praised film from executive Christopher Nolan. It depends on a more practical variant of the Batman mythos. In this specific adjustment, Batman has gotten himself set against a cruel, psychotic killer named The Joker who simply needs to wreak devastation on Gotham City. Abnormality has gotten to be a standout amongst the most key parts in different movies, for example, The Dark Knight. I believe that The Dark Knight incorporates several of characters that would be determined to have some sort of psychological disorder. Be that as it may, I will look at Batman to decide the kind of psychological