For those that have been able to experience what a clown doctor has to offer, they certainly have no difficulty saying and reiterating how important this experience was. Individuals that are ill don’t have much joy in their life and some are going through a very long and difficult process of healing or painful treatments. Clown doctors bring a little bit of joy into their life during this time and for a short while help them forget about the situation that they are in.
Depending on the circumstance, clown doctors will spend a period of time either individually with a patient or a group of patients and will arrange a roster of entertainment that is most suited for the age group that they are dealing with. This can range from simple story telling or putting on skits that are sure to bring at least a smile if not a few belly laughs from the onlookers.
The goal of the clown doctor is to help their audience – most often children – to learn how to deal with the grief and pain that they are experiencing.
Their visits are short and well planned out so as not to put any undue stress on the patients by tiring them out. There is no doubt that there is great joy and job satisfaction for those clowns that have specialized in this very important role. The medical profession itself is beginning to recognize just how crucial these clown doctoring services are and many more facilities are opening their doors to these very special entertainers.
Not only is it important to for the patients but also for their families who with great relief get to see their sick ones getting a little enjoyment out of life. The same thing is applicable to the medical staff who often have to deal with all the negative factors regarding their sick patients and it allows m to see the lighter side of life.