SUMMARY OF THE SHOW
On today's show, we hear from the Las Vegas based nonprofit Critical Care Comics. Later Bruce Gale brings us an interview with an earlier Kid Hero, Julianna Gouthiere.
Hospitals can be scary places for kids. Hospital stays come with stress and anxiety for kids and their families.
No matter what age the child, hospital stays and illnesses can both be traumatic to a child. These experiences impact the child’s well-being not only while they are hospitalized but sometimes even years later. Their normal life is being disrupted…they miss their family and friends. Younger children may not understand why they are in the hospital. Is it something they did? Depending on the child’s age, a hospital stay will affect them differently. And the child’s temperament plays a large part…are they shy and introverted or easy-going in new situations?
No matter how welcoming the pediatrics unit may be, it’s just not home.