One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

What is the overall effect of the fishing trip on the patients?

One flew over the cuckoos nest

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Overall, the patients seem to benefit from the fishing trip, even with all of the possible disasters that they encounter. In many ways, they are improving in their mental health; even the chief values the outside civilization for what has changed since he went to the asylum. However, McMurphy is worn down and has difficulty as he faces some of the "issues" of his past.