Girl, Interrupted leaves you wondering what exactly Susanna Kaysen makes of her past. Clearly she looks back on it with a sense of surprise, almost wondering whether her memories really belong to her. Her memoir is a series of recollections and reflections on her time in mental hospital. She considers how she got there, and whether she belonged there. Each short chapter focuses on an aspect of her experience, and these are arranged in kind of chronological order, so as to tell her story of the people she met and the treatment she received.
Girl, Interrupted: Book vs. Movie "So it was that in December, when I joined Georgina and some other people going to the cafeteria for dinner, I discovered the tunnels" (Kaysen 119). Girl, Interrupted, written in 1993 by Susanna Kaysen, is about a girl (the author herself) who admits herself into a mental institution for thoughts of suicide and trying to kill herself with 50 aspirin. The book is a personal narrative about her life in the hospital, and all of her experiences as a "crazy" person. This book was later made into a film in 1999 which, as good as it is, has some significant differences from the book. The differences range from missing characters to completely different scenes, but there is one difference in particular that caught my attention.
Intentional Tort Evelyn S. Kalmbach Rasmussen College Author Note This Paper is being submitted on April 20, 2014 for Mrs. Susan Finneman’s Course M230/HSC2641 Medical Law and Ethics. Spring - 2014 by Evelyn S. Kalmbach On July 16, 1988, a sixteen year old young woman named Rachelle Harris was raped in the bathroom of the room that she was staying in, in the Psychiatric division of Southern Baptist Hospital, in Louisiana, by a full-time nursing assistant assigned to the Psychiatric unit, named Raymond Stewart. Ms. Harris testified that Stewart woke her up that night by touching her, she the retreated to her bathroom to get away from him, where she stayed for fifteen minutes. Stewart then entered the bathroom, which did not have a locking door, and sexually attacked her. After he left, Harris tried to use the phone at the nurse’s station, but was told that she need to wait until regular hours, so, Harris went to another patient’s room, Rozanna Moore, and told her what had happened.
Macbeth- Creative Response Grace 11D Psychological Evaluation Lady Macbeth Dates of Evaluation: 4/2/1601,5/2/1601,6/2/1601 Case No: 299 Building no: 11 Admission date: 3/2/1601 Date of Report: 7/2/1601 Purpose for Evaluation This is the first admission for this 37 year old, married, white female who has displayed bizarre actions and speech in her sleep. She was admitted due to symptoms of psychotic features and extreme mental illness. The purpose for the current evaluation was to observe unusual behavior that occurs in her sleep and to clarify the nature of the underlying causes that has caused the unusual behavior that the patient has been displaying in her unconscious state. Assessment Procedures Mental Status Examination Review of Prior Psychological Assessment Review of Prior Medical Records Clinical Interview This patient has been observed in her sleep over a number of days. Background Information The patient is currently the Queen and is married to Macbeth who is the Thane of Cawdor, Thane of Glamis and the King of Scotland.
Case Study 1: Patient Admission Concepts related to HLTEN512B Topic 1 Mrs. Gwen Jones is a 70 year old woman who has been admitted to your ward after arriving from her doctor’s surgery. Her GP has included a letter stating that he has assessed Mrs. Jones and requests she is admitted. She is feeling very unwell, with a high temperature, frequency of urination and burning when urinating. She appears slightly confused. She complains of back pain.
In order to find out what happened to her sister Elsie, Deborah and Rebecca went to visit Crownsville where Elsie was staying before she died. Crownsville was a psychiatric hospital for African-Americans. Deborah wanted to see her sister’s medical record and investigate how she was being treated there. When she was there, she found out that they included Elsie in a study entitled, “Pneumoencephalographic and skull X-ray studies in 100 Epileptics”. This involved draining fluid from the skull to obtain clearer images of the brain.
It demands from us respect, attention, and comprehension. Therefore, we need to choose books correctly, accordingly to our age and taste. In the essay “I was a Teenage Illiterate”, by Cathleen Schine, the author shares with us her experiences with literature and reading. Shine tells us how, in spite of her graduate work, she felt stupid among her new New York friends when she discovered her knowledge of literature contained only medieval authors and books. She seemed illiterate.
Maria Worrall aged 78years had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and had suffered several falls; she had ended up bed bound and admitted to hospital. Whilst at hospital it was agreed that Maria would need to go into a nursing home as she was no longer able to do anything for herself and needed to be cared for. Jane Worrall cared for her mother for a little while she would do all the dressing, bathing and cooking. Jane fell pregnant and wasn’t able to manage the care her mother needed anymore so she had looked at several homes and liked the look of ash court and from the ratings on the internet from the CQC were giving an excellent
“Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen” was published thirty seven years ago, yet it raises issues that are still relevant to woman in the twenty-first century. The book cover shows a woman looking at herself in a hand-held mirror while standing in front of a vanity where a framed picture of a woman with a 1950s hair-do rests. The cover hints at what readers of the book may feel: as women read about Sasha, they may not be reading about themselves so much as their mothers. Major issues in the book include date rape, marital rape, infidelity, illegal abortions - all in the same year that Roe vs. Wade was being debated in the Supreme Court. All of these actions were juxtaposed with the idea and image of a Prom Queen.
Julie Vignon in Trois Couleurs: Bl*e*u Julie Vignon is a character going through major depressive episode. The things she did have to suffer from caused this change and there are many traces of her having this depressive disorder throughout the movie. First of all, it should be mentioned that Julie Vignon never really smiles throughout the movie and she talks without any sign of enthusiasm, and only does things to get her mind away from her husband and daughter. She does not do anything that might give her joy and although she does not want to accept her loss. I believe this is more like a denial stage than being strong enough to take it.