oing to the hospital is never a pleasant experience for anyone. But, in life often times, family and societal obligations necessitate that people need to do just that. Of course, children are brought out of both necessity and for a sense of a teaching moment to be sure. Probably the first bit of information given to a complaining child about going to a hospital to visit a relative is the standard, “Well, just be glad it’s not you that’s stuck in the hospital sick with no one to visit you!” Or maybe, “Well, one day you might find yourself sick in a hospital and you’ll be so happy and relived if someone comes to visit you.”
Yes, these are life moments that we all go through at some point. Moreover, hospitals certainly have it tough. First you have an institution charged with healing people, caring for them, welcoming visitors, and handling the delicate balancing act of trying to bill and pay for everything at the same time.
Given all of this, I wonder why people come away with such a bad impression of hospitals in general. It’s almost like they are scared of them or something. After it’s all explained by a parent, why would a child ever find a hospital scary?