Reflecting Upon Nursing Issues Represented in the Film, 'Touched'

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Reflecting Upon Nursing Issues Represented in Film Reflecting Upon Nursing Issues Represented in Film The subject of this paper will be health care issues as portrayed and explored in the 2005 film, Touched, directed by Timothy Scott Bogart. Jenna Elfman stars as a nurse in a long term health care facility. Randall Batinkoff plays a comatose patient who regains consciousness under unusual circumstances at the facility during a severe rainstorm. Over the course of the film, Elfman, whose character's name in Angela Martin, helps Batinkoff (Scott Davis), recover and adjust after his coma. The two protagonists gain romantic feelings for each other and develop a personal relationship. Some issues the film touches upon include long term health care, health care facility maintenance, ethics in medical practice, and real life adjustments for long term illness or medical condition. The paper will provide an overview of the film as well as answer questions regarding personal reflection, professionalism, and the health care industry. Touched is a realistic drama that illustrates the kinds of ethical dilemmas health care professionals face in modern facilities. The health care system is at the heart of the film Touched. Davis has been in a coma for years and awakens to a new world. He must regain the use of all his bodily functions as well as psychologically and emotionally cope with the changes in his personal life during, since, and in some ways, because of his comatose state,

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