Reflection Questions for Patch Adams

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  1. What made Patch realize that he wanted to have a career where he could serve others?
  2. Describe Patch’s approach to treating patients. How is his approach different from some of his professors and peers?
  3. What gifts did Patch have that he shared with his patients and friends?
  4. How does Patch live out the “circle-of-faith-in-action”: awareness, analysis, action?
  5. What injustices does Patch see in medical treatments and institutions?
  6. How does Patch decide to change the system?
  7. Tell how each of these themes of can be found in the movie: • life and dignity of the human person participation • the call to family and community • solidarity
  8. How would you summarize Patch’s philosophy on vocation and service?
  9. How did Patch specifically make a difference and touch people’s lives?
  10. How can this movie serve as an impetus for you to make a difference in the world?

Sample Solution