Clowns improve well-being of hospitalized children, studies show

Doctors dressed as clowns have been shown to improve symptoms and the psychological well-being of hospitalized children, according to a systematic review published in The BMJ.“As clinicians strive to minimize the psychological burden during the hospitalization process, mainly in pediatrics settings, they must be aware of the scientific evidence available to help them incorporate appropriate laughter and play into clinical practice,” Luís Carlos Lopes-Júnior, BScN, RN, OCN, PhD, an adjunct professor and researcher at the Federal University of Espírito SantoRead More

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