Randle is a Korean War hero with a dishonorable discharge and he was also a con man admitted from the ward in prison form. But he pretends that he is insane, diagnosed himself as a psychotic just to get out of prison time. Randle is a rebel, influencing the other patients at the hospital and always challenging the dictatorship of nurse Racthed. He’s the protagonist of this story. Bringing fun to the hospital, trying to get the others outside and see the world, and also, trying to get the other patients to conquer their fear.
Case Study Journal The case study “Sharing the Secret” is a gripping examination of adults having to hide and secretly deal with their experience with incest. Molestation is horrible but incest takes it to a whole neither level, and this case study shows the hardships and tribulations that someone has growing up after being a victim of incest. The most aggravating part of the study for me was the fact that all of these women had been pretty much brainwashed by their attacker. It relates to the subject of Public and Private Selves in our class text book. These women, after being victimized, are under an extreme amount of mental turmoil and because of their age the girls aren’t well respected by adults.
The speaker also narrates the violence surrounding the Miners’ actions with detailed aggressiveness even if he is not present to see it which is his way of expelling the frustration he has towards the brothers. This occurs when the narrator explains the psychological process of a teacher when one of the brothers masturbates in her class: ‘She felt she could beat him to death with all the bones in her body, her bones knocking against his until one or the other turned to dust and fluid marrow’ (p.72). This passage is an instance of catharsis because Ken expresses his own desires of revenge throughout it. Every Miner’s action then described is more appalling than the precedent, which makes the reader and the speaker’s wait for the brothers having what they
They had pulled patients’ hair and forced medication into their mouths. In the footage victims were shown screaming and shaking and one patient was seen trying to jump from a second floor window just to escape the torment and torture. The patient was then mocked by staff members. The abuse was reviewed by a psychologist who described the footage as torture. This had left a massive impact on the public resulting to 86 people and organisations writing to the Prime Minister about revelations.
Nurse Ratchet takes pleasure in being feared by the patients. The patients fear her wrath and punishments, as well as her humiliation tactics. The greatest example of this is Billy Bibbit who is an Acute patient in the ward that stutters and eventually commits suicide due to Nurse Ratchet’s methods of mortification. She thinks very highly of herself, one patient states, “I hope you are finally satisfied, playing with human lives- gambling with human lives- as if you thought yourself to be a god” (266). Nurse Ratchet is finally brought down from her high throne when McMurphy, the new patient, injures her vocal cores from strangling her.
The guards and the warden use fear to force the prisoner’s compliance. The main character realises that no matter how strong the authority there is always an escape. In the beginning of the text the chief guard beats a man to death because he was crying in his cell. The director uses a close-up camera angle of this unknown man’s face to create the effect of making the audience feel sympathy towards this inmate being abused and to abhore the chief guard and his treatment towards those of which he has complete control over. In my visual representation the images of Hitler and other dictators, groups such as the Klu kluck Klan, and Religious cults from history were used to portray this idea.
The children of Munchausen’s mothers are frequently hospitalized for complaints of a group of symptoms that do not fit any known disease or disorder. As a result of the mother’s reporting of symptoms, these children often end up suffering through unnecessary diagnostic test and procedures, and are sometimes even victims of unwarranted surgeries (U.S. National Library of Medicine, et al. 2011). While there may be strong suspicions of the exaggeration of nonexistent symptoms, the medical team is still obligated to believe the child is ill, especially if the child is too young to speak for himself. Since doctors are compelled to take a parent’s complaints seriously, and since doctors are both expected and required to find the underlying cause of symptoms whenever possible, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy often becomes an ethical dilemma of whether to treat the child, or disregard the symptoms and report the suspected abuse.
Some of those reactions, the audience are encouraged to admire, while others, to be critical of. Brooks exposes how many people cannot adjust to the horror and uncertainty they have to face, how “fear [was] corroding our ability for clear thought”. There are individuals who resort to unconventional cures, for example, the self-flagellation of John Gordon and the village resorting to superstition by erroneously making accused-witch, Anys, their scapegoat. Greed is also apparent in Eyam, despite being in a tragic state of reoccurring death, with Josiah Bont stealing from those who already lost so much. In his contribution to even more suffering to the people of Eyam, Brook reveals the harsh reality of the world of how humans can be so cruel to each other.
In fact, she does the opposite of curing them. She makes them feel shame, inferiority, reminds them of their problems, and denies the fact that they could leave the institution and go into the outside world. She does group therapy with the patients and instead of doing real therapy she lets all the patients attack each other verbally. Her “treatment methods” are far from treatment methods. Nurse Ratched makes the patients worse as time goes on.
Sometimes other nurses start beginning to create problems between each other by saying that they are not moving fast enough or that they are lazy. I had an elderly patient at a nursing home clinical site scratch my chest because we were trying to help her change into her clothes. The patient was angry and she was trying to hit and scratch everyone in sight. We tried to talk to her calmly and diffuse her unknown anger towards us. The patient eventually calmed down but then had to be put in wrist restraints for the violent behavior.