All in a Day's Work

Some days encompass more aspects of the work than others, and yesterday was one of those rich days. It was my first day back in the hospital after spending a week at the Healthcare Clowns International Meeting, where 400 clowns from 150 organizations in 50 countries came together to share ideas and brainstorm about how to continue growing this work exponentially until the whole world is aware of just how much healing can happen through the use of Healthcare Clowning.

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Catching the Wave of Humor

Quite often, I am compelled to write about a single encounter with a patient, particularly in an effort to illustrate the power of humor in the healing process. But sometimes, zooming out the lens on a particular day can really paint a broader picture of our work as medical clowns.

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Dr. Sarah Dippity

In the hospital work, we are confronted with the possibility of death or death itself on a daily basis. Sometimes, we hear about a child who has died. The news can often come with little or no warning.

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