a sculpture of a Mom hugging her child. It's in the lobby of my hospital,
and that's a great place for it. It reminds everybody that there is NOTHING
better than a hug, no matter how old you are, to make you feel better.
Hugs are better than a bazillion pills, and they're great things to get
even when you don't feel bad. I think that all the hugs I got in the hospital
helped my medicine work the way it was supposed to.
Fleitas, Ed.D., R.N.
Professor of Nursing, Lehman College, CUNY
Bronx, New York 10468
updated: November 14, 2004