Prevention needed to know what causes mental health issues Poverty Must educate

Prevention needed to know what causes mental health

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Prevention = needed to know what causes mental health issues Poverty Must educate and train staff and professionals Crisis intervention and emergency services (hospitals/jail?) Ongoing psychiatric care Outpatient Inpatient Daycare services Cuckoo's Nest Represented a lot of social control Custodial model Long stays No patient rights Voluntary admissions State had total control (legal/state) Hospitals before deinstitutionalization (custodial care) overcrowded One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Randle McMurphy(Jack Nicholson) is committed to MI due to fights and unruly behavior in prison (was originally arrested for statutory rape) Administration are suspicious as to whether he is actually mentally ill. Conflicts with head nurse, Nurse Ratchet. Purposely pisses her off and encourages unrest in other patients. Refuses to take medicine. hops fence and hijacks bus to take patients on fishing trip. Administration suggests transferring him back to prison but nurse Ratchet insists on keeping him. Finds out that even though his prison sentence only had 68 days left, the hospital can keep him as long as they want. Also learns that most patients are there voluntarily charlie lassick fellow patient freaks out over not having cigarettes so McMurphy breaks glass to nurses station and takes them.
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him and two other inmates, chief (large native american man he befriends), and lassick are given shock therapy as punishment. Finds out chief isn't dumb and deaf as he pretends to be and promises they'll escape together. gets night guard to let in lady friends with alcohol and throws party in nurses station. gets friend rose to sleep with an inmate (Billy Bibbit who has a stutter) and falls asleep waiting for them to finish, so his escape plan fails Nurse ratchet walks in to see the place a complete mess and finds Billy (who no longer has a stutter) with the woman. tells Billy that she’s going to tell his mother (who Billy fears; his stutter returns) and then sends him for electroshock therapy Billy commits suicide while waiting in the doctor’s office As a result, McMurphy attempts to strangle Nurse Ratchet but is torn off at the last second by guards McMurphy is not seen for some time but then Chief sees him returning to his bed in the middle of the night assisted by 2 guards. Chief goes over to his bed saying he is ready to escape and sees that McMurphy has been given a lobotomy and is responseless. He proceeds to smother Mcmurphy with his pillow, a mercy killing. Chief then picks up the shower basin McMurphy had attempted and failed to lift earlier in the movie and busts open the front window and escapes.
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  • Spring '07
  • Carelli
  • Sociology, Psychiatry, Psychiatric hospital, Community Mental Health Centers

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