In the book One flew over the cuckoo’s nest, Nurse Ratched (One of the main characters) is a main factor of bringing fear into other patients. A film called The Ward there are also patients that are scared of the doctor operating on them. Both the doctor and Nurse Ratched are very alike as they put so much fear in the patients with their aggressive looks and that is why patients go from enjoying their entrance to the ward, then fearing for their lives. In the film the doctor also has a soft side which is not shown as much within the film but Nurse Ratched also has a soft side which nobody sees which means both these film and novel have a great connection within them. When people enter a mental ward for the first time they immediately become intimidated from the way they see how it looks.
First of all, I believe that the profession of nursing is all about people. Care involves the whole patient, and not just a single illness or health concern treated in isolation from the whole. Our holistic perspectives consider all factors of a patient 's life, and give the best quality of life to our patients. Secondly, while human beings are central to nursing, it is also necessary to look beyond the patient to the environment in which he/she lives. This is very important because people are members of a larger community with different features and characteristics that influence greatly our patients, so we cannot separate patients from their environment because they are interrelated.
Randle Patrick McMurphy’s new and sudden appearance on the ward in the mental hospital provides a clear and drastic change in the development of the
One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey reveals the insensitive treatment and dehumanization of the mentally ill. The origin of the book is a story of an individual in a mental hospital. Ken Kesey’s character observes the daily life in a psych ward and reveals
“One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” is a book written by Ken Kesey about a group of men living in an unforgiving mental ward, filled with many unjust guidelines and rules. In that book, it tells the story of Chief Bromden, a patient at a mental ward, and Randle McMurphy, another patient who has recently been admitted into the mental ward. When McMurphy arrives, he begins to stir up trouble with Nurse Ratched, who controls everything and everyone in the ward. McMurphy goes against most, if not all, the rules that the nurse has in place because he realizes that her rules are unfair, and that her actions and behavior are not justifiable. McMurphy doesn't believe in a world full of conformists, where everyone is the same, and where life revolves
In Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey provides a storyline about personal experiences he saw occur in a mental asylum. Ken Kesey worked as a staff member in an insane asylum in Oregon. When he wrote the book, he was providing personal memories about the patients and other workers into a story. The entire novel is about patients that are checked into a mental asylum, and their unwillingness to act against the nurse. Throughout the novel, there is a theme of “manipulation” implied.
In the movie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, we see various types of psychological events at work in the Oregon psychiatric hospital. We see phenomenons like attitudes, conformity, obedience and more in the actions of the patients and even nurses of this hospital. One of the biggest themes in this movie is that of conformity or even nonconformity, which is exemplified in the hot-headed lady's man, R.P. McMurphy. Through his interactions with the other patients, guards, and nurses, we see a change in everyone around him as well as some personal changes in Mac himself. I will plan to address these phenomenons and use examples from the movie.
In contrast, the film did not include this scene. In the book, he thought his room was slipping away and falling down continually as if it was taking him for a ride in the hospital. As stated in the book, “and the whole floor goes to slipping down away from him standing in the door, lowering into the building like a platform in a grain elevator!” (Pg 66). This help builds Bromden’s character for the audience.
Control is something most of us have in our daily lives whether it is choosing what we eat or doing simple things such as singing in the shower. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesy the patients on the ward have lost control of what they may do or are fighting to keep the control as the Big Nurse attempts to take away their control. The Big Nurse represents being in total control over a situation. McMurphy shows the fight to keep control and retaliating against authority. Chief Bromden shows what happens after losing control and sanity.
Suzanna, I can definitely relate to your experience. It is so important that the patient knows you are their advocate. Unfortunately, physicians and residents often get upset and frustrated with nursing staff for asking for additional help. It is critical that everyone set aside their pride or “ego” when patient care is concerned. I have a similar scenario.
Some of the cons while working in a hospital is inconsistent, overnight hours, exposure to illnesses, and stressful situations that may arise regularly.” working in a Hospital: Healthcare Insiders on the Pros and Cons. " Working in a Hospital: Healthcare Insiders on the Pros and Cons. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Jan. 2016.
All CNAs have a set number of residents to take care of in a short amount of time. Because CNAs are on a strict schedule, they are many times forced to speed through their day trying to get all of their residents ready. Consequently, the residents do not get as much decision making as they should. One CNA, which I must mention was fired due to their daily attitude, took a resident from the cafeteria to their room when the resident was not ready to leave. The resident had stated that she did not want to go to her room and wanted to look out the window, but the CNA had ignored the request.
It is hard to be compassionate to those patients. The best part is when you see a patient go from not being able to walk, talk and eat to being able to do all of that and more. Brieanna: What advice would you give to a new nurse? Michelle: Start on a med surg floor so that you get every experience possible before you switch to something specific.
As the authors on numerous occasions enforced, in T.V. shows, I too usually equate the doctor as the primary care giver to the patient in each case. One statement by the authors especially struck me: in the show Grey’s Anatomy, the nurse functioning as an on-hand consultant for the actors “shows the actors playing physicians how to do important things nurses really do, and lends an air of realism to a show that portrays her profession as trivial” (17). The only appearances I usually witness on television by nurses usually fit into the authors’ identification as the “mute handmaiden” (9) or “peripheral subordinates” (17) role; appearing behind the doctor, just fixing an IV, or handing over some medical documents for the doctor to actually analyze and then dramatically diagnose. Upon some further reflection after reading, I realize that even in reality I tend to envision nurses as more or less assistants to doctors or physicians in the clinical setting. I certainly agree that this is in part due to how poorly they are presented in the media.
There will always be a need for a skilled certified nursing assistants, whether it is in a hospital or in a nursing home. Being a CNA, there is a lot to take on and deal with; this type of job you have to be ready physically, emotionally, and mentally. There will always be a need for a skilled nursing assistants at a hospital or nursing homes. All of the job responsibilities a CNA is required to complete can wear you out, but when you get to see that the patient having trust in you and feeling confident that you know what is best for them, is its own reward. There are some people who do not know what a CNA does and the lack of knowledge may result in them believing that they are not an important member to the health care team.