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Table 1 Key Points in Wiseman's Medical Documentaries

From: Teaching medicine through film: Wiseman's medical trilogy revisited

Core Educational Points
Titicut Follies • Role of asylums in forensic psychiatry
• Force-feeding controversy
• Informed consent
• Psychoparmacology in psychiatry
• When to revoke privileges
Hospital • Role of ED in healthcare systems
• Insurance (and lack thereof)
• Bureaucracy in healthcare
• Social welfare safety nets
• Race and diversity in illness
Near Death • Consensus among healthcare professionals
• Shared-decision model
• How to communicate that a patient’s condition is irreversible and terminal
• How to assist families in accepting a bad outcome
• The role for patient autonomy in a serious illness