Negative Effects Of Medical Institutions On Society

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When we think of institutions, we often think about the positives associated and how institutions can help people. However, despite what we often think, institutions can have a negative effect on individuals. Our society relies heavily on institutions, particularly the medical and educational institutions, however they often fail us, and as a result, negatively impact individuals. This is highlighted in ‘Whose life is it anyway?’, image 1 and the tragic incidents at Bankstown hospital involving two babies. By using these examples, i hope to persuade you why institutions can have negative effects on individuals.

I strongly believe that ‘Whose life is it anyway?’, a play written by Brian Clark, brings up
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During the meeting, Ken gets upset by Mrs Boyle’s professionalism as she does not display the ‘normal’ human emotions towards him. It is through the lack of emotions, that causes Ken to feel like a patient, instead of a human which emphasises how medical institutions can have negative effects on individuals. The negative tone of “the very exercise of your so-called professionalism makes me want to die” (Page 34), displays how Ken strongly despises how Mrs Boyle treats him and causes us, the audience to side with him. He points out how her professional detachment is useless as it just causes him to feel even more determined to die. I believe that Mrs Boyle, like many other health practitioners are rigid and are unable to express how they feel due to their professional detachment, which is why i believe that institutions can have negative effects on individuals. Similarly in image 1 and the current event, institutions have failed to provide assistance, and in Ken’s case failed to listen to his wishes. As a result, this has caused Ken to accept the fact that he will never be treated as a human if he remains in the hospital and therefore makes him more determined to end his life, which is why i believe institutions can have negative effects on …show more content…
I believe that human error and untrained staff were the main reasons why this tragedy occurred and is why institutions can have negative effects on individuals. Medical institutions are supposed to be there for us however how can people continue to trust these institutions when they can get something so incredibly wrong that it can kill someone and cause permanent brain damage. As a result of the ‘accidents’ caused by the institution, families have been negatively affected and will have to endure pain and suffering in the long term. Investigations claimed that the hospital failed to check and inspect the gas, which makes us question whether the institution is fit to provide services to the community. Similarly, in “Whose life is it anyway?” and image 1, this current event also addresses how institutions fail to assist individuals which further reinforces how institutions can have negative effects on

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