maandag 31 maart 2008


Soaring beyond the cuckoo's nest: health care reform and ECT.
Fitzsimons LM, Mayer RL.
Department of Biological Psychiatry, New York Psychiatric Institute, NY 10032, USA.
PMID: 8667304 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Reading in a course

Reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in an undergraduate, US healthcare course.
College of Nursing and Health Science, George Mason University (MS: 3-C4), 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, USA.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, a modern classic in American literature by Ken Kesey, was used to complement conventional assignments in Healthcare USA, an undergraduate survey of the American healthcare system at George Mason University. The book contrasts perceptions of reality between a group of psychiatric patients and the institutional staff. It also depicts a power struggle between patients and staff and illustrates how patients can be enslaved by the healthcare system itself. The purpose of the assignment was to prompt student reflection upon both the contrasting realities and the power conflicts between patients and staff. Several examples of student responses are presented.

PMID: 17249478 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Artistic Approaches

On the Differences between Scientific and Artistic Approaches to Qualitative Research
Elliot W. Eisner
Educational Researcher, Vol. 10, No. 4 (Apr., 1981), pp. 5-9


*Medical Student Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding ECT Prior to and After Viewing ECT Scenes from Movies.*

Journal of ECT. 18(1):43-46, March 2002.
/ Walter, Garry M.D. *+; McDonald, Andrew M.D. ++; Rey, Joseph M. M.D., Ph.D. +; Rosen, Alan M.D. + /

* Abstract:*
Summary: We surveyed samples of medical students in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and Australia, prior to their psychiatry placement, to ascertain views about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and the effect on those views of watching ECT scenes in movies. A 26-item questionnaire was constructed by the authors and administered to the students. At set times during the questionnaire, students were asked to view five movie clips showing, or making reference to, ECT. The clips were from Return to Oz, The Hudsucker Proxy, Ordinary People, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Beverly Hillbillies. Ninety-four students participated in the study. Levels of knowledge about the indications, side effects, and mode of administration were poor, and attitudes were generally negative. Viewing the ECT scenes influenced attitudes toward the treatment; after viewing, one-third of the students decreased their support for ECT, and the proportion of students who would dissuade a family member or friend from having ECT rose from less than 10% to almost 25%.

(C) 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


Impact of the film, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," on attitudes towards mental illness.

Domino G.

PMID: 6635061 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Theaterverslag Nederlands
One flew over the cuckoo's nest


Teaching Medical Sociology through Film: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Tools
Bernice A. Pescosolido
Teaching Sociology, Vol. 18, No. 3 (Jul., 1990), pp. 337-346