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"Antwone Fisher": how dangerous is "Dr Wonderful"?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15715765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the style of psychotherapy portrayed in the film "Antwone Fisher". The rationale for this examination is that prospective patients often have little idea about what the process of psychotherapy may involve; depictions of therapy in popular films and on television serve to "prime" our patients' expectations in this regard.
CONCLUSIONS: The film in question shows a psychiatrist who might be readily perceived as unambiguously good by a lay audience, despite a number of clear therapeutic boundary violations occurring throughout the film. Although such positive depictions might enhance the public image of psychiatry, they have the potential to create unreal expectations within patients and to promote the acceptability of boundary violations.
Stephen Macfarlane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1039-8562     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-17     Completed Date:  2005-04-11     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613603     Medline TA:  Australas Psychiatry     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  176-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Frankston Hospital, Hastings Road, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Dangerous Behavior*
Motion Pictures as Topic*
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Public Opinion*
Set (Psychology)

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