Clown doctoring is not just restricted to children and can be applicable to any age group for any individual that is dealing with a long-term sickness. It is specifically useful when it comes to sick kids as kids have to deal with illnesses on a different level. Many times, children who are in hospital are finding that this is a first and somewhat scary experience. Even if their parents are staying with them there are many things that can take place that the children don’t understand and they also sense the stress and worry in their parents.
Having a clown doctor come in and entertain the children whether it be an individual child or in a group can work wonders for helping the child to feel more stable and less frightened. Throughout the course of the day when a child is sick especially in hospital they are often going through a barrage of tests and treatments, and having the opportunity to spend some time with the clown doctor is a welcome relief from this type of process.
Clown doctors work very close with the hospital facility that they are going to be entertaining so they know what their time constraints are. If it there is a group of children that are being entertained most often these are children within a certain age group which allows the clown doctor to be able to focus on the entertainment areas that are most applicable to that group. It has often been said that laughter is the best medicine and it has certainly proven to be so when it comes to children that are dealing with illnesses. It often appears no matter how sick a child may be that when a quality and well-presented clown doctor appears on the scene they are at least able to bring forth a smile if not a few rolls of laughter.
By adding something positive to the hospital setting it plays an important role especially for those children who will be coming back for ongoing treatments or for other medical care.