Category: W3 Reflection

Shamans in Mongolia

In the movie “The Horse Boy,” a little boy was diagnosed with Autism and his parents want to find a way to help cure his illness. The boy has multiple tantrums a day and he has outbreaks that are unbearable…

Clown Doctors in New York City

I chose the article about New York City’s clown doctors because I did not know that this sort of practice was happening in the United States. To summarize, the article “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine” analyzed the inclusion…

Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine – Aaron Schmidt

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Clown Doctors in NYC

I found “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine” to be incredibly interesting. After reading the first paragraph I would’ve never guessed that these practices take place first of all in the United States, nonetheless New York City. In this…

Shamans in Mongolia

In the film “Horse Boy” a married couple takes their autistic son, Rowan to Mongolia.  Both husband and wife traveled the world with their jobs before having their son and since then their lives have changed dramatically.  The husband, Rupert…

Sickness Funds in Germany

The film I would like to reflect on is Frontline:Sick around the world. I found this film very moving in a disturbing way. It makes me both sad and very nervous how much worse our healthcare seems to be. T.R….

Clown Doctors in NYC

In the article “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine”, author Linda Miller Van Blerkom analyzes the similarities between shamans and clown doctors and why they are becoming more prevalent in our society. The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The only time I had ever heard of a “clown doctor” was in the film Patch Adams where Robin Williams uses humor and laughter to help his patients. It seemed like just a silly movie, but it really does make…