Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 485–490 | Cite as

The Fall and Redemption of People and Systems: Potential Lessons From the “Star Wars” Saga

  • Anthony P. S. Guerrero
  • Maria Jasmin Jamora
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Through an analysis of the fall and redemption of Anakin Sky-walker and the Galactic Republic of the Star Wars saga, educators may be able to convey valuable lessons to students learning about child and adolescent psychiatry and to junior psychiatrists learning about psychiatric administration and liaison. Specifically, educators may be able to convey that 1) when caring for patients who have succumbed or are at risk of succumbing to “darkness” in the modern psychiatric sense (e.g., violence and criminal behavior), it is important to recognize risk factors as well as protective factors that can lead to successful “salvation”; and 2) when administering or serving as a liaison to systems of care, it is important to acknowledge and heal dysfunctions in the relevant “system.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony P. S. Guerrero
    • 1
  • Maria Jasmin Jamora
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Hawa’i John A. Burns School of MedicineHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Skin and Cancer Foundation, Inc.ManilaPhilippines

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