Category: W3 Reflection

Clown Doctors in NYC

In the article, “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine” the author references the similarities between these “clown doctors” and shamans. The clown doctors provide entertainment and a source of distraction when they visit their patients, which are generally children….

Clown Doctors in NYC

The Clown Care Unit (CCU) of NYC is an amazing and animated group of people that collaborate to cheer up patients and family in hospitals throughout the New York area.  They dress up as clown doctors and strive to ease…

Clown Doctors in NYC

  I chose to talk about the “Clown Doctors” article because I thought it was fantastic and never realized this was happening in major hospitals.  Being a clown doctor are peoples real jobs.  They come into the hospital to ease…

The Horse Boy

I watched the documentary The Horse Boy, which I found very interesting. The film follows a family who has a child that suffers from autism. They tried all the traditional medications and methods given to them by doctors but none…

A shaman for the soul

Shamans are now practicing their “healing” techniques in the normal healthcare system because hospitals have invited to perform nine approved rituals. Shamans are trying to incorporate conventional healthcare with the ritualistic health care from the past.  Creating a more comfortable…

Clown doctors in NYC

Before reading this article, I could have ever imagined this concept.  Imagine a child sitting quietly in a hospital bed, not understanding what all the tubes around them mean and why they are even there.  In walks a man or…

“Clown Doctors in NYC”

Before reading this article, I had never heard of these “Clown Doctors”, but after reading  I found it very interesting and it seemed like a really fun and good idea. Despite typical Western medicine being completely hands on, this hospital…

Clown Doctors in NYC

I decided to reflect on the “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine” for my reflection post this week. This article compared the different treatments between the Clown Doctors and non-western medicine.  The Clown Doctors, formally named The Big Apple…

Shamans in Merced, California

The article “A Doctor for Disease, a Shaman for Soul,” focuses on the introduction of shamans and their healing methods into Western medicine. In Merced, California a hospital by the name of Mercy Medical Center has introduced the spiritual healing…

Clown Doctors in NYC

Clowns made up the Circus Clown Care Unit in a New York City hospital. They played a nontraditional doctor role of curing the ills through silliness, magic, and clowning! They were especially good at uplifting the ambiance of the hospital…