Research and commentary... Therapeutic effect of clown doctors on children and the benefits for families and staff

March 2015
Nursing Children & Young People;Mar2015, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p15
Academic Journal
The article discusses the study that determined the effect of clown doctor care on children, their families and other health professionals, as well as on the clown doctors themselves, in an acute paediatric setting in Tasmania. The two themes found are the encounter in the moment to increase the child's confidence with situations of sickness, pain and worry transformed into fun and play, and the impact beyond the encounter with children anticipating and excited about the visit.


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