Communication with different audiences.
The movie “The Accountant” is about a high-functioning autistic man, Christian Wolff (played by Ben Affleck), who works as an accountant and bookkeeper for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. However, he is being investigated by the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, and a junior agent, Marybeth Medina (played by Cynthia Addai-Robinson), is assigned to investigate him. As Christian Wolff struggles to keep his illegal activities hidden, he also tries to help an accounting clerk named Dana Cummings (played by Anna Kendrick), who has discovered a discrepancy in her company’s books.
Christian Wolff is autistic, making it hard for him to interact and communicate with other people. His inability to understand social cues or facial expressions often causes him to misunderstand others and have communication breakdowns. Christian is also unable to communicate his feelings or intents through eye contact and bodylanguage. Christian is unable to effectively communicate in the film, with his client, coworkers or the police investigating him.
Communication breakdowns between healthcare providers and patients with special needs can occur due to a lack of understanding or accommodations for the patient’s needs. As an example, a patient with autism might have difficulty understanding social signals or sensory issues which make some medical procedures hard or confusing. These needs must be addressed by healthcare providers to provide effective care and communication.
In the movie, Christian’s communication difficulties also highlight the importance of patience, empathy, and understanding when working with individuals with special needs. Healthcare providers need to be willing to take the time to listen and understand their patients’ unique needs and perspectives to provide the best care possible.
The movie also emphasizes the value of building trust with patients and establishing relationships. Christian’s relationship with Dana Cummings is an example of how trust and empathy can lead to effective communication and positive outcomes. To create an environment that is open to communication and treatment, healthcare providers must build relationships and trust with their patients.