April 15th, 2012 20:56 EST
Outrage: Some Physicians Want To Ban McDonald's From Hospitals
"A group of doctors has called on the administrators of 22 hospitals in the United States to remove McDonald`s restaurants from their facilities.
The nation`s top pediatricians, cardiologists and child psychologists have joined Corporate Accountability International to pressure hospital administrators to end contracts with the fast-food restaurant, the Boston-based organization said in a news release Tuesday."
I never knew that some hospitals had a McDonald`s restaurant, what a wonderful world we live in. That`s like discovering that the mailman delivers junk mail and ganja.
A hospital should take a holistic approach to treating patients; a medical center shouldn`t just tend to a person`s wounds or illness and ignore the psychological component of health. Nothing will brighten a patient`s day, more than knowing that there`s a Golden Arches inside the drab institutional walls of the hospital.
Of course the fast food restaurant is for the benefit of staff and visitors, but if patients could place an order for a Big Mac or Chicken McNuggets it would promote physical and spiritual healing.
Physicians will never allow patients to order from McDonald`s, but I would bribe a visitor to sneak me in a Quarter Pounder with Cheese.
Health professionals argue that having a McDonald`s in a hospital earns the fast food giant an underserved association with healthfulness.
I would say that McDonald`s has earned a reputation for healthfulness. McDonald`s is in the business of making people happy, and nothing promotes good health more than being happy.
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