Movie Reflection Assignments
You will be completing Reflection Assignments on the eight movies you will be watching during this semester. These are smaller writing assignments to teach reflective and critical thinking regarding the Nursing profession. This course is focused on three topics; Politics, Health Policy and Advocacy. Advocacy is a topic that can be Advocacy for the Profession of Nursing, Advocacy for your patients and their families and Advocacy for a Health Issue or Public concern that impacts the health of your patients or the population in general. You may rent these movies from vendors like You Tube, Amazon.com or Netflix etc.
For this week the topic will be on Immigration.
The movie, “The Visitor” portrays a Northern immigrant center- and a pretty sanitized version of immigration and detention for illegal immigrants. However the You Tube segment you will watch specifically address the crisis at our Southern border and the immigration centers being run there by and for the United States Government- While this particular segment from June 2018- this is still occurring, and each month or so the the Government shows updated numbers that have shown even more children have been separated, than previously reported, through these processes at the immigration centers- In fact, some International Civil Rights groups have stated that America is committing Human Rights Violations through these actions. This past year the US government was taken to court for not supplying soap, tooth paste & brush , a comb/brush or basic human hygiene needs, like diapers and clean clothing. Young menstruating females are left in soiled, bloody clothing without sanitary hygiene supplies in these centers.In some centers it was reveled that immigrants don’t even have enough space within these camps to lay down to sleep at night, they are physically standing or in sitting positions while being housed in these centers. The Government lawyers told the courts that the US should not have to supply these types of services to detainees. Even our men and women who in the past have been imprisoned in Prisoner of War Camps under the Geneva Convention (The Geneva Convention was a series of international diplomatic meetings that produced a number of agreements, in particular the Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflicts, a group of international laws for the humane treatment of wounded or captured military personnel, medical personnel and non-military civilians during war ) received better care than what is being given to these immigrants/detainees. The US government has hired out the services for many of these centers to private business, for millions of dollars, and the US alone has moved many immigrants including children included to military bases at our Southern borders, in the dessert into tent cities- leaving immigrants, including small children to freezing night time temperatures and temperatures during the daytime of over 100 degrees during summer months. Further aggravating the essential problem, is that immigrants, including many children and teenagers are dying while in these detention centers, under US care (something which has never occurred before ) . The US Government states they are under no obligation to vaccinate these individuals for Influenza, chicken pox, measles, TB etc. – Most recently a group of International Physicians arrived at a center with 100 free doses of influenza vaccine, and were turned away not allowing to inoculate as many as they had brought supplies for. This has been true with soap and hygiene products which organizations have brought and donated, the government refuses to accept these items, even though they are free. Having this many people in such close living conditions is risking the families of guards and workers in these centers, who then bring these potentially fatal bacteria and disease home, exposing their own families, and bringing disease into the surrounding communities.
Answer the following questions below in a narrative format. Use appropriate grammar, spelling and sentence structure. Double space your sentences. If you cite any other author works or web content to support your answers, use APA to cite the work, and create a bibliography page. You will need a cover page or running head for this assignment .
The entire assignment should be at least 3 pages and no more than 5 pages in length. You are required to use two additional sources for your reflection on the movie, to use other sources, like journal articles or articles or web content to support your answers you may, but it is required. So you will need a bibliography page to source that content for this reflection paper. (APA narrative format)!
Make sure you do a brief introduction to the movie you’re discussing in the assignment- include title, topic and identify the conflict or problem the movie addresses. Research whether the American Nurses Association has a paper or statement that addresses this issue discussed in the movie? If so, state their position.
Provide a brief conclusion for the movie in a narrative form, and summarize the issue and what implications the problem poses for the public or for Health professionals.
Finally-briefly (1-2 sentences) summarize what the next step should be to address the issues or problem suggested in the movie.
Answer the following questions:
1. Identify whether this movie encompasses Politics, Health Policy or Advocacy (what type of Advocacy) or more than one or more of these topics. Explain why you think the movie touches base on the topic(s) you choose.
How did this movie and You Tube Documentary make you feel?
Do you feel the subject of the movie and documentary are issues or health problems or topics which Health professionals can be an advocate for?
How do you think it could impact you as a future Nursing Professional and your Practice?
Do you think the movie presented a discussion of potential solutions or ways to combat the issue or problem? How would you approach the issue or problem? Could a Legislative bill at the state level or federal level help solve the problem or would research monies or federal research funds or grants provide support?
Is the problem global and cross international borders? Does that make it harder to address the problem and find solutions for it?
Did you like the movie and documentary? Why or why not? Were you aware of the issues prior to viewing this movie?
Week 5-Assignment 10-Movie:” The Visitor”