10 indispensable films for medicine students
We propose a dozen inspiring films that every aspiring physician should see
Is Medicine your vocation? Then you can not stop watching the 10 movies from movie2k we recommend below:
It tells the story of a doctor who, when diagnosed with cancer, changes his outlook on life completely. His reality gives a radical change when it is his turn to receive treatment and he starts to “suffer” from the other side of the health system.
You wake up
Robert de Niro and Robin Williams star in this film about the neurologist Malcom Sayer who launches a new treatment for patients in a near-vegetative state. The film deals with the doctor-patient relationship and the importance of being empathetic and understanding with the patients.
This Spanish production tells the life of a group of young people who are admitted to the oncology plant of a hospital. Despite the complex situation they get out of the way thanks to the joy and mischief they carry out to cope with the disease.
Biographical film about Dr. Patch Adams, who revolutionized the medical community through his unique laughter-based therapies. Surely humor is the best remedy, Adams is willing to do anything for patients to laugh.
The film deepens in the intraoperary awakening or what is the same, the ability to listen and feel despite being anesthetized. The patient perceives the pain and is aware of everything that happens during his own operation as if he were awake but can not move or express himself. The protagonist, played by Hayden Christensen, suffers heart problems and must undergo a complex operation to be carried out by his great friend, Dr. Jack Harper.
The oil of life
Two parents struggle to save their son from a strange incurable disease. Overnight, the child can not walk, see, or talk to anyone and is bedridden. Parents are not doctors, but they will do everything possible to ask for help and study topics of genetics, biology, … so as to delve into the problem.
Starring Denzel Washington, this film tells the story of a normal man whose son falls seriously ill suddenly. The only chance he has of surviving is to undergo an urgent heart transplant but the health insurance does not pay for the operation and the family does not have enough money to pay the costs. Then begins the struggle of a father courage.
The English surgeon
This documentary film shows the day to day of the English neurosurgeon Henry Marsh in a Ukrainian hospital. In that scenario, patients with cerebral and medical conditions are mixed without sufficient means to treat them. Despite the situation, the team works hard to remedy the problems of the sick.
John Crowley is a successful businessman of humble origin who is forced to stop his meteoric career when his two young children are diagnosed with a deadly disease. It is then that he associates with a brilliant scientist to create a biotech company that responds to the needs of both; On the one hand, save the lives of children and on the other, a unique scenario to test new medical possibilities.
The Miracle of Carinthia
It all begins when parents arrive at the hospital with their four-year-old daughter in their arms, without a pulse and with hypothermia after falling to the lake. Although everything seems to indicate that the girl will not survive, the medical team does everything on their side to achieve the miracle.