Why do the ones with no discernible chief complaint come to the ER?
Probably for a variety of reasons, but here’s one that surely ranks high on the list:
They just need someone to listen. To acknowledge that they are a human being worthy of educated people’s attention.
They are the lonely ones, sometimes confused and broken by life, desperately seeking some human connection.
We’ll be waiting, always there, in a place that never closes. Not judging, just there to try and help.
Oh, did I mention we also have free sandwiches and juice?