Medical professionals enjoy assisting others when they are hurting. As one CNA training website says, “While caring for their physical needs over a period of weeks, months or years, CNAs also develop relationships with patients. In many cases, these are important relationship, which patients deeply appreciate.”
This emotional connection is not limited to nurse aides, but all medical professionals appreciate it. Likewise, anyone working in medicine will appreciate these top 10 medical movies that tug at the heartstrings.
1. The Doctor
The Doctor, which was released in 1991, stars William Hurt, Christine Lahti, and Elizabeth Perkins. This movie is about a doctor who loses the emotional connection with his patients, but then experiences life as a patient with cancer.
2. Patch Adams
Released in 1998, Patch Adams stars Robin Williams. In his classic comedic style, Robin Williams plays a character who cheers up psychiatric patients through humor.
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a classic movie from 1976. Starring Jack Nicholas, this story about a convicted criminal who voluntarily enters a mental institution stretches the boundaries of insanity. It also happened to be the first film to win the five major Academy Awards.
Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington are the biggest names in this 1991 film. Philadelphia challenges stereotypes of homosexuals and people with AIDs, by relaying the true story of a prominent, homosexual lawyer with AIDs.
5. My Own Country
My Own Country’s main roles are fulfilled by Naveen Andrews, Glenne Headly and Hal Holbrook. This 2000 feature takes viewers away from the issues at home and transports them to Ethiopia, where it takes place.
Awakenings was a major movie in 1990, with big names like Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. This story is about a determined doctor, who is the only one to believe in his new drug.
7. And the Band Played On
And the Band Played On, which came out in 1993, deals with subject matter similar to Philadelphia. It tells the story of a man determined to investigate the AIDs epidemic of the 1980s, no matter who is against him.
8. The Hospital
Few movies can make work suicide into a comedy, but this 1971 film succeeds. The Hospital is about a doctor who wants to commit suicide and frame his death as an accident. However, several unusual deaths thwart his plans.
9. Brittania Hospital
In this 1982 dark British comedy, the creators of Brittania Hospital explore England’s medical system, as well as human nature. Viewers should be warned that this is an intriguing, but dark film.
10. Bringing Out the Dead
Bringing Out the Dead was a major feature in 1999. Its cast includes Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, and Ving Rhames. This film explores, through a man and a daughter the failure that medical personal sometimes experience.
Any of these 10 movies will resonate with the hearts of medical professionals, whether they are doctors, nurses or CNAs. No matter where one is on the medical totem pole, the emotions involved in caring for people are the same. For more medical movies, people can consult IMDB.
Author Bio: Wayne Page writes for http://CNATrainingCenter.net, an outstanding guide for any and all prospective CNAs looking for more information.
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