The Movie Wit

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The Movie “Wit” describes a journey of an individual Vivian Bearing after being diagnosed with stage IV metastatic ovarian cancer. The Movie introduces the character of an accomplished English professor who teaches 17th century English poetry and specialized in translating compositions, whose life takes a dramatic turn after being diagnosed with cancer and without given any time to fully comprehend the situation and agrees to take part experimental study. Movie depicts finals weeks in life of Vivian Bearings undergoing agonizing and harsh eight months of experimental treatment. Along with adjusting to the changes and everything else that is being explained by the doctor using strictly medical terminology quite confusing for an individual who is not involved in medical field. The doctor does not even use any empathy and followed onwards talking about treatment without obtaining her point of view or to give a chance to make her own decision. Throughout the movie Vivian’s character portray the changes this experience brought in her from being in denial, angry and depressed. Along the way during her treatment the movie illustrates ethical issues relevant to nursing and medical profession that were broken including ethics behind experimental medical research and just nurse(s) advocating to ensure appropriate treatment measure are being taken for patient’s health and wellbeing by involving and following the code of ethics.
The movie introduces other characters who are taking part in Vivian’s care like Dr. Jason Posner, who compromised patient’s privacy during examination by stepping out of the room to find a chaperone (Susie) exposing Vivian by leaving the door open. Along comes Susie the nurse who advocated for Vivian for her best interests. During the examination Dr. Posner showed signs of immaturity and lack of compassion while visualizing Vivian’s tumor and being…...

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