Encephalitis Essays

  • Awakenings Movie Review Essay

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    The film “Awakenings” was a hit film in 1990 and an award winning drama movie. The movie depicts a particular disease that was the Post encephalitis Parkinson’s disease and the drug that was L-Dopa medication that used to treat it very accurately and effectively. “Awakenings” was all about the victims of epidemic of encephalitis lethargica or Post encephalitis Parkinson’s disease. But a new doctor, Dr. Sayer discovered the L-Dopa medication to try to treat some patients that appear to be catatonic

  • The Power Of Laughter In Nurse Ratched

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    Nurse Ratched, the head administrative nurse at a mental institution, exercised her near-absolute power over every aspect of the patients’ lives. Over time, she gradually gained a strong position of power, which was only strengthened by her ability to determine the fates of her patients. She was presented as a controlling, yet peaceful character, ensuring that her calculate outlook on the patients was upheld on every measure. Her strong personality is not seen as superficial, rather permanent through

  • The Movie Awakenings

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    “People have forgotten what life is all about. They 've forgotten what it is to be alive. They need to be reminded. They need to be reminded of what they have and what they can lose. What I feel is the joy of life, the gift of life, the freedom of life, the wonderment of life!” said Leonard Lowe in the movie Awakenings. Filmed in 1990, Awakenings is based on the story of Dr. Oliver Stack and a handful of mental institution patients trapped in a catatonic state, unable to reach out to the world around

  • Afflicted Girls Behavior During The Salem Witch Trials In Salem Village

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    Several common viruses can cause encephalitis: Measles, Polio, Rubella, Varicella, Rabies, and Mumps (Encephalitis, 2012). The emotional changes of Encephalitis are changes in self concept, anxiety, frustration and anger, emotional lability, perception of emotions, and depression, commonly found in the afflicted girls (Dewar B, 2014). Therefore, making the parallels between the afflicted girls and the victims of Encephalitis clearly

  • Generalized Seizures

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    Bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites cause meningitis and encephalitis. Although, meningitis can be caused by any of those four infectious causes, it is most often caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Pneumococcal meningitis is the most common form of meningitis and is a bacterial infection. The disease is caused

  • Nursing: Neurological Assessment

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    Encephalitis is different than meningitis on the fact that encephalitis infects the brain directly. The exact cause of this disorder is not known, but main cause of encephalitis that we do understand is different from meningitis. Encephalitis is most often caused by Herpes Simplex Viruses, a viral infection (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2017a, para. 17). Patients dealing with symptoms

  • Summary Of The Movie 'Awakening'

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    Awakenings directed by Penny Marshall. A sprung of hope has happened to people who suffered the post-effect of the 1920’s epidemic disease called Encephalitis Lethargica by bringing them back to their mobile bodies for a limited time by the neurologist, Dr. Malcolm Sayer. Encephalitis Lethargica, also known as sleeping sickness, is viral epidemic encephalitis that occurred between 1915 and 1926 and those who survived the initial infection displayed long-term apathy, paralysis of eye muscles and muscular

  • The Hospital Movie Analysis

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    The film started by showing one of the main characters as a child named Leonard Lowe who is a victim of the disease encephalitis lethargica, or sleepy sickness. It shows what happens to Leonard and the development of the disease on him that reached to the point where he couldn’t go out with his friends anymore to prevent the spreading of the disease and so that he wouldn’t be helpless if the disease attacked. The movie then shows the story of another main character in the year 1969 which was Dr.

  • Awakenings Movie Analysis

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    and I should being thankful I am happy, healthy and alive. The film begins with one of the main characters when he was a child who is named Leonard. A young small harmless boy slowly begins to lose his basic functioning because of spreading the encephalitis lethargica disease. The next scene is in a hospital where Dr. Sayer applies for a job. His purpose is to increase the quality of life for his

  • Ethical Issues In The Awakenings

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    daily basis. Then he learns that most patients had encountered encephalitis and were all experiencing a sleep state. Then Dr. Sayer finds something interesting about how all these patients have similar condition and that they were all unresponsive when a ball was thrown towards them. The event starts with character, Leonard Lowe, who is one of the victims of encephalitis. Dr. Sayer consults another doctors to learn more about encephalitis. While doing research, Dr. Sayer learns that all patients with

  • Psychological Causes Of Amnesia Essay

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    syndrome (Korsakoff’s amnesia), Herpes Simplex Encephalitis (HSE), temporal lobe surgery, Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and other injuries affecting the brain such as stroke, Huntington disease and Parkinson’s disease (Groome, 1999). Whereas Psychogenic Amnesia is related to psychological aspects such as one’s forgetting of self-identity following from a trauma or tragic experiences. The triggers for physical cause of amnesia includes: • Stroke • Encephalitis • Coeliac disease • Oxygen deprivation like

  • West Nile Virus Research Paper

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    Fever that is accompanied by possible fever, headache, body aches, fatigue, back pain, and occasionally skin rash, swollen lymph glands, and eye pain. Less than 1% of those infected can develop a serious neurological infection. These may include encephalitis, meningoencephalitis, meningitis, West Nile poliomyelitis, and acute flaccid paralysis. The signs of these infections may include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, disorientation or confusion, stupor or coma, tremors or muscle jerking, lack

  • The Awakening Movie Review Essay

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    Bronx hospital who severely suffering from encephalitis disease that can freeze their childhood memories. Dr. Sayer, a neurologist act as their savior due to giving his full attention and love to his patients with encephalitis disease. The story happened in Bronx Hospital. When Dr. Malcolm Sayer applied in that hospital as neurologist researcher, he immediately accepted for the job. He works there with a group of comatose patients that has encephalitis disease in New York City in the year 1969. One

  • Review Of The Movie 'Awakenings'

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    There was a doctor who deals with patients who have encephalitis lethargica and later on he discovered a drug that would give them hope to be revived or to get back in reality of the world. The setting of this was in New York City in Bronx. The main characters were Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams), Nurse Eleanor Costello (Julie Kavner), and Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro). The story is all about a doctor who came up with an idea to give an encephalitis lethargica patient a drug that would be able to

  • Awakenings Movie Critique

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    ” The movie focused on the journey of finding cure to Parkinson’s disease-like named Encephalitis which is epidemic during the settings of the movie. Dr. Sacks found a drug to cure this catatonic disease which lead to a surprising outcome. 2 The movie happened in New York in 1969. Dr. Sayer was a new doctor on a local hospital. He handled catatonic patients who survived the epidemic disease known as Encephalitis. At first, he’s finding difficulties on how to treat his patients but one day, he discovered

  • Salem Witch Hysteria

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    theories began to emerge as more research was done, and what it seemed to come to was that the supposed witchcraft victims were either suffering from medical infection or hysteria. The first theory suggests that the victims were either suffering from encephalitis, a disease that

  • What Was The Cause Of Clive Wearing's Amnesia?

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    anterograde amnesia. He is unable to retain new memories; he is also unable to unearth past memories to his consciousness as well. The cause for Wearing’s amnesia is viral encephalitis, from the herpes simplex. If this virus travels to the brain it can cause swelling which leads to the brain crushing against the skull. The encephalitis affected various parts of the brain which includes the temporal lobes, the left frontal lobe, and the occipito- parietal lobe. The hippocampus, which is found in the temporal

  • Personal Reflective Essay Sample

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    Kapi’olani for 9 months and experienced shadowing patients who had a range of diagnosis including osteosarcoma, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, but one case that sparked my passion was a child with encephalitis. Wyndell was only 13 years old and had been diagnosed with encephalitis, which is acute inflammation of the brain caused either by infection or the immune system attacking brain tissue. I met Wyndell when his spirit was down. He did not have the normal high energy level that you

  • Senior Nurse Personal Statement

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    for fourteen years, working initially within the Oncology unit for eight years were I acquired a vast knowledge of sepsis. Currently I am based within the clinical business unit. I am the lead nurse on a number of studies ranging from meningitis, encephalitis epilepsy, ketogenic diet, transverse myelitis, HIV, DMD and infection. Working very closely with consultants within the trust on a number of duties and teaching. I have excellent abilities to visualise, gather information, articulate, analyse and

  • Varicella-Zoster Virus: A Case Study

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    primary infection of VZV, is characterized by cutaneous eruption typically seen in children. In adults, this primary infection is more severe and in immunocompromised patients, it can be followed by complications such as, high fever, pneumonia, encephalitis and hepatitis (Gershon et al., 2013). During this primary infection, the virus can be