All too often when an individual becomes sick the focus is all centered around their illness. It becomes the general topic of conversation for both the person that is ill and their friends and family. Clown doctoring allows for a simple escape from all this negativity for a short period of time. For the young ones that are in a hospital environment the Clown Doctors add some color and fun to it.
Clown doctors will perform in a variety of ways and in various settings. Much the same way they would do at a birthday party. They will focus on putting on skits, using silly props and maybe doing a few magic acts. Or, it simply could be the presentation of a few songs or some creative story telling. Most often groups of young people that are all sick are gathered together in a group so they can enjoy the clown doctor collectively. Just being part of a group that all have something in common which is being ill is beneficial in itself.
Then for those young ones that are not able to attend a group function like this the clown doctors will make it a point to visit them independently.
Clown doctoring has been recognized as being so beneficial to helping patients cope and recover that it is now being included in some of the health care facilities budget. In some cases they find that the clown doctors are instrumental in helping patients recover faster which means they can be discharged quicker. This alone helps with the budget constraints of the facility who has chosen to pay for this service.
Clown Doctors usually have taken on this profession because they have a passion for what they do, and its a way that they can contribute to helping sick kids get better quicker, or at least bring a little sunshine into their lives. Yes, many do it as means of making a living but there are no get rich quick aspirations or agenda here for the most part.