Thursday, December 17, 2020

Clowns may help children cope with the pain and anxiety of hospital treatment


News Release 16-Dec-2020


Hospital clowns might help improve physical symptoms and psychological wellbeing in children and adolescents having treatment for acute or chronic conditions, finds a study in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.

The findings suggest that incorporating appropriate laughter and play into clinical practice can be beneficial for young patients who need to stay in hospital.



rjs said...

hmmm...seems i recall being pretty uncomfortable around such costumed adults as a kid...

Patricia said...

Many kids are. I expect/hope they pay attention to the children's individual reactions.

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