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Keen Vincent M.

Dinsay BSN3A

MOVIE TITLE: I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN


CHARACTERS OF THE MOVIE:
Deborah a schizophrenic girl who mentally live in a non-existing world
Dr. Fried the one who help Deborah all throughout her therapy
SUMMARY OF THE MOVIE: I Never Promise You a Rose Garden is a story
about Deborah who has been schizophrenic since her early childhood and
was brought to a mental institution for treatment. She begins the therapy
with the help of Dr. Fried to try to sort out the delusions she experience
about this kingdom, her alternate reality, and so called real world. Deborah
fights against the fear of losing her realm of escape, and she and her
therapist (Dr. Fried), try to find out what is the primarily cause of her mental
problem. She was traumatized from her past surgery that caused her intense
physical and emotional pain despite the doctors promises that it wouldnt
hurt at all. In the end Deborah finally realizes that she belong to a reality
world (with the use of cigarette because of the burning pain). It is Deborahs
decision to fight and to live than to remained to a world that only exists in
her mind.

Describe the Mental Status of the CHARACTER in the


that showed MALADAPTIVE PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR,

movie

MENTAL STATUS ASSESSMENT


Description of the observed behaviour
GENERAL
She dressed well at the beginning of the movie
APPEARANCE
and as the story goes on she became improperly
groomed.
MOTOR BEHAVIOR
She became panicky when in fear and she walks in
no direction(catatonic excitement). Whe
SPEECH
She can speak appropriately but she cannot
express her thoughts when in fear. She speaks
softly.
EMOTIONAL STATE
She cried when she cant handle the situation.

PERCEPTION
THINKING

She can understand other simple question


She believe into a non-existent world

DEFENSE MECHANISMS IDENTIFIED


DEFENSE
DEFINITION
ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
MECHANISM
THAT THE
CHARACTER
MANIFESTED THE
DEFENSE MECHANISM
IN THE MOVIE
Displacement
Transferring or
She was accused of
discharging of
stealing someone
emotional reactions
elses lunch and then
to other object or
instead of having a
person
revenge she just kick
the wall
Regression
Resorting to an
She bites her nail
earlier, more
when upset
comfortable level of
functioning
Identification
An attempt to
She acts as/like a
manage anxiety by
doctor
imitating the
behavior of someone

DESCRIPTION OF THE PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS OF THE CLIENT IN


THE MOVIE

I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN SCHIZOPHRENIA

NURSING INTERVENTIONS / NURSING APPROACH / THERAPEUTIC


APPROACHES
Mention or specify therapeutic approaches used in the
movie

- She was given a medication


- She had a therapy with a doctor (which is they have a talk
sessions)
- They restraint her by buckling-up in a bed (which I think
somehow.. therapeutic)
Mention possible approaches that can be done in response to
the manifestations or behavior of the patient in the movie
-Individual therapy (Learning to cope with stress)
-Social skills training (To improve communication)
-Family Therapy (Provides support)
-Rehabilitation center or visiting the hospital once a week