Brownie doesn't need a doctor

A story for children to familiarise with the hospital age 5 to 9

The main goal of the story is to familiarise children with the hospital. The story shows Brownie the dog going to the hospital for the first time, through his journey we learn what a hospital with its rooms, doctors and treatments looks like. At first Brownie thinks it is a strange and scary world, so he runs away! Later Brownie discovers that the doctors are there to help him and they can make him feel better. Brownie then teaches the audience tricks he has learned to feel better during procedures.

Themes:

  • The hospital and its rooms: reception, waiting room, operation room, sleeping rooms
  • Examples of medical treatments: casc, x-ray, injection, operation, weighing and measuring, drip feed, taking medication
  • Feelings around medical procedures: feeling scared, angry or lonely and having pain
  • Coping with medical procedures: trying to distract yourself, breathing calmly to relax, being comforted by family

Description

This story shows Brownie the dog going to the hospital for the first time. Throughout his journey we learn what a hospital looks like. We see Brownie going from reception, to waiting room, to operation room and finally sleeping a night in the hospital. Along the way we see Brownie and other animals receiving common medical treatments, like taking medication, receiving injections, and being measured.

At first Brownie thinks it is a strange and scary world, so he runs away! Later Brownie discovers that the doctors are there to help him and they can make him feel better. Brownie then teaches the audience tricks he has learned to feel better during procedures. If you’re preparing your child to go to the hospital, use the story to talk about where your child will go, what the rooms will look like, what procedures he/she will get, and what he/she can do when he is in pain or feeling scared.

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