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Hospital clowns boost healing through the power of laughter

Simons, Joan and Joan Simons, Joan Simons (2015). Hospital clowns boost healing through the power of laughter. Nursing Children and Young People, 27(2), article no. 15.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.27.2.15.s17
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Abstract

The article discusses the findings in light of other studies, pointing out that Ford et al's (2014) study goes further than previous research. The authors acknowledge the complexity that underlies the interactions between the clown doctors and the children, and the skill involved in matching the play to the situation and to the hospital environment.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 Not known
ISSN: 2046-2344
Academic Unit/School: Other Departments > Other Departments
Item ID: 43490
Depositing User: Joan Simons
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2015 09:18
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/43490
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