May 27, 2019  
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 
    
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NURS 4365 - MENTAL HEALTH AND THE MOVIES (PERCEPTION AND POLICY)

[2 Credits]
Film both informs and mirrors societys view of mental illness. The stigmatization and marginalization of people with mental illness has been exacerbated by the images in the media. Film has often mirrored society’s perception of mental illness as a condition of little ope and mental health policy is a reflection of that view. This course examines the reciprocal relationship between how mental illness has been portrayed in the media and mental health policy since 1950. The implications for patient care and nursing will be examined.