Schizophrenia and “A Beautiful Mind”

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Essay #: 056033
Total text length is 10,540 characters (approximately 7.3 pages).

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Schizophrenia and "A Beautiful Mind"
The movie “A Beautiful Mind” is a riveting story of a brilliant mathematician’s struggle with schizophrenia and the ways in which the disease affects his life and the lives of his loved ones. It provides a view of schizophrenia that is beneficial to healthcare providers and the public by providing information on this devastating, albeit manageable, disease.
Brief Summary of the Plot
“A Beautiful Mind” was released in 2001 and stars Russell Crowe as John Nash, who won a Nobel prize based on his work in economics. The movie chronicles the development and effects of Nash’s schizophrenia on Nash himself as well as his wife Alicia (played by Jennifer Connelly) and his coworkers.
John Nash and Schizophrenia...
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.....ses play a vital role in the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. In fact, nurses are often in a position to have a positive effect on the client and the client’s family. Through the above-mentioned interventions, nurses can help a patient live a more well-rounded and satisfying life. While ultimately the movie “A Beautiful Mind” portrays Nash’s schizophrenia as being more or less healed through the love of his wife, there are many more aspects to the disease that need to be considered. Positive support can come from nursing staff, and their contribution to the well being of patients should not be underestimated.
Works Cited
Videbeck
, Sheila. (2008). Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams.