Health Disorders Assignment

Health Disorders Assignment

Health Disorders Assignment

Health Disorders Assignment


Movie Analysis Assignment

View one of the movies listed below. Most can be rented from NETFLIX or other rental agency. After viewing the movie write a three page report using the criteria listed below.


• Did the characters accurately exhibit the mental health disorders categorized by the list below? Give specific examples to explain. (20points)

• What societal/cultural attitudes are reflected about mental illness? (20 points)

• How did you react to the characters? (15 points)

• State 3 NANDA diagnoses and psychiatric nursing care you would provide to the main character(s)? (25 points)

• How could the film be used to help patients, families, and multidisciplinary staff understand mental illness/treatment? (15points)

This paper must be typed using APA format. (5pts)

The Client Experiencing Anxiety

The Onion Field: A violent and disturbing film about the kidnapping and murder of a policeman and the effects on his police partner, who proves unable to help and escape with his life. This portrays the power that anxiety can have to destroy a strong, healthy individual who faces terror and death without power to intervene.

Vertigo: A great dramatic portrayal of two anxiety diagnosis: fear of heights and posttraumatic stress disorder.

The Fear Inside: Agoraphobia makes the heroine of this film deathly afraid of the world outside her home.

Copycat: Sigoumey Weaver plays a criminologist whose near murder leads to profound post-traumatic agoraphobia.

The Aviator: Leonardo DiCaprio portrays the eccentric aviation pioneer Howard Hughes’s descent onto obsessive compulsiveness and reclusiveness.

The Client Experiencing Schizophrenia

A Beautiful Mind: Russell Crowe plays a brilliant mathematician living with schizophrenia.

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