Wit (The Movie)---Insights!

  1. Has any of you wathced the movie Wit? I'm a nursing student and currently taking Professional issues in Nursing. During our class today, we watched this movie.It's a story about a woman (Vivian Bearing..played by Emma Thompson) dealing with the illness, treatment, and inevitable death from ovarian cancer. I'd like to know if any of you watched it and if you can share with me some reviews or insights you may have (as a nurse or a nursing student) about this movie. I have to write a paper about it and it will be much appreciated it I can get some insights from those of you who have seen it. Thanks.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   MishlB
    I saw this movie while in nursing school as well. Very touching and sad, and hopefully will help you understand what patients feel while being hospitalized...dying or not. Another good one to watch is The Doctor with William Hurt. Maybe med students should be watching these films.....hmmmmmm?
  4. by   stsdoc
    Quote from MishlB
    I saw this movie while in nursing school as well. Very touching and sad, and hopefully will help you understand what patients feel while being hospitalized...dying or not. Another good one to watch is The Doctor with William Hurt. Maybe med students should be watching these films.....hmmmmmm?
    Funny you should mention that because we watched that film in class last year (in medical school). Very good film. Made me all misty-eyed.
  5. by   mye614
    I know this movie is very touching. I actually shed some tears while watching it. About 14 years ago, my family went through the same thing when my Grandma was diagnosed with ovarian cancer (unfortunately, she did not survived it....she held on but couldn't deal with the pain...). In the movie, I was actually disturbed about how the Doctors and other medical personell (except the nurse) treated her (Vivian). She wasn't treated with dignity and was treated as though she was just a "thing" for them to do their research on. Really, this film needs to be seen by medical students. I highly commend the nurse (Susie), she acted and treated the patient with respect and compassion. The simple gesture that she did when the patient was in a coma like state (maybe sedated state)...when she rubbed some lotion in her hand and stayed with her over a popsicle conversation. That is truly an important aspect of nursing....caring and compassion....and listening!
    Last edit by mye614 on Jan 21, '05

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