However, many nurses are just giving out poor to bare minimum care (Peate 1). Just like Ian Peate is talking about in the article called, Kindness, caring and compassion “Of late not a day goes by when I do not pick up a newspaper or listen to a news summary in the United Kingdom with reference being made to poor standards of care, particularly around the care of the elderly, but not exclusively” (Peate 1). After reading this article I realized these problems don’t only happen in the United States but all over the world. Coming from my experience of working with nurses in nursing homes I have seen elderly who are unconscious not being feed or even bathe (Peate 1). The bathing issue occurs for months without anyone saying anything about it, because most of the elderly family members don’t even go visit them, so they are not there to witness or defend their relative.
Is conformity healthy for individuals in a society? In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, a patient in a mental hospital consistantantly talks about his experience with a fog. Chief Bromden, the narrator of the story, is given pills that cause intermittent hallucinations like people greatly changing size and mechanical sounds in the walls. But his most intense and important hallucination is fog. He describes it as coming out of the walls, so thick that he cannot see his hand in front of his face.
These patients were diagnosed with a rare disease that inhibits them to move as the desire. The body may not be able to move the body but the mind is still present, waiting. These patients have been constantly waiting for someone to help them until a doctor came and pushed the boundaries. Leonard is one of the patients in Bronx mental hospital. Suffering from a disease called “sleeping sickness” which was epidemic in the 1920s.
It is known fact that up until recently those placed into mental institutions suffering from various illnesses have been treated poorly. Those who were subject to the torment of shock therapy and sedative drugs in the sixties and seventies know the pain of living in a cognitive institution. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), directed by Milos Forman, came out in the era of scandals revealing the awful conditions found in mental hospitals. However, this film does not focus on the living situation in the hospital, but funnels its efforts to look deeper into the characters that inhabit the establishment. This movie fights the ideas of conformity and protests for the right of free thinking all while presenting it in an accessible way for the populous.
Fleisher woke up he completely lost the sense of touch in his fourth and fifth finger. At first he tried moving them but his fingers would always end up in a curling position, making it impossible for him to coordinate his movements the way he wanted. After going to the best doctors in the country they couldn’t give him a precise prognosis because his state was totally unfamiliar to medicine back in the day. Nobody knew the answers because it appeared out of nowhere; after trying every kind of alternative healing it still didn’t make any positive change. In the interview he said the following: “When gods want to hurt you, they know where to hit.” Sense of touch played a crucial role in his career and after losing the primacy of touch everything went down the drain.
“- -the tentative ectoplasmic flesh of junk kick - - flesh that fades at the first silent touch of junk” Burroughs also refers to addiction as being similar to being in a prison camp, suffering from malnutrition because an addict does not feel a need for food. In the chapter “hospital” the world view of a drug addict is given a lot of exposure and explanation “The addict regards his body impersonally as an instrument to absorb the medium in which he
Awakenings is based on a book with the same title written by Oliver Sacks. It is about a true to life event that occurred in the late 1960s in the Bronx, New York. Robin Williams played the role of Dr. Malcolm Sayer and Robert De Niro played the role of Leonard Lowe, two of the main characters in the movie. The film about a doctor finding a cure for patients who survivors of a epidemic of encephalitis lethargica. The movie is a drama and biographical film.
Abuse to the Elderly and its Implications to the Nursing Practice Name Institution Abuse to the Elderly and its Implications to the Nursing Practice The elderly are subjected to abuse all over around the world, either in their homes, in the relatives’ homes where they have been put up or in nursing homes. Their abusers are close family members and relatives, spouses, doctors, attorneys, professional caregivers as well as strangers. This abuse normally goes unnoticed as the elderly do not have a platform through which they can express the predicaments they go through, and according to Podnieks, it was until recently that it came to public attention though it have been known to exist (cited in Momirov & Durfrey, 2011). This is as a result of increase in number of gerontologists and “previous discoveries of child and wife battering” (Momirov & Durfrey, 2011). Elder abuse has been categorized into various types such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional/psychological abuse, financial abuse and neglect.
(l.42) The husband decides everything for the protagonist and thinking it’s for her own good, but eventually his methods proves to worsen her illness, she can’t even write. She also has a brother, who is a doctor that doesn’t really help her on her sickness and just orders her to rest. The poor character has two family members that should be helping her, instead they are making her worse, even though that is not their intentions. In the story, she suffers from a mental breakdown after she obsesses over a wallpaper that consumes her every moment. She starts acting paranoid because of the things she is seeing in the yellow wallpaper.
The number of Certified Nursing Assistance (CNA) to patients or residents is becoming a horrible problem. Patients do not get all the care they need or deserve because the certified nursing assistant ratio to patient is not what it should be. Certified nursing assistant jobs are not an exciting or even a job you would think about perusing, but it is an important job for people that can not take care of themselves like they should. Especially for people with dementia, ole timers, or any other illness. Only California, Nevada, Texas, Ohio, Connecticut, Illinois, Washington, and Oregon have a law where you have only a certain number of patients to CNA’s for each shift.