Treatment of Rural African Americans in Miss Evers' Boys by Walter Bernstein

552 Words Feb 19th, 2018 2 Pages
Tears rolling down her cheeks, pressured by questions posed by white govenment officials of the Senate subcommittee on Health, traumatised from her experience, Miss Eunice Evers recollects her role in The Tuskegee Study.

The protagonist, Miss Evers plays the role of a nurse to Dr. Brodus who practices medicine in Macon County, Alabama. She displays the portrayal of an alruistic, mass-influencing, articulate and an intelligent nurse. Her intelligence is evidenced when the doctors ask her to come up with ideas to make the study successful. In addition, one can further witness her wisdom when she translates the medical language of Dr. Douglas into laymen terms. Her character is the perfect protrayal of articulate medical communication. Today in the American health care system, health care providers treat diverse patients on a daily basis. It is important to understand the cultural, ethnic, demographic, economic, religious and racial backgrounds of their to communicate effectively. Although Dr. Douglas, who portrayed the knowledgeable and well-educated white physician, might have had thorough information on the syphillus disease, was unable to make the rural African-american men understand about the disease. In contrast, Miss Evers uses vernacular such as bugs and bad blood throughout the movie to reach out to a wider audience, and she is very successful…
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