Hospital clowns boost healing through the power of laughter

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

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.27.2.15.s17

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.

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