I chose to talk about the “Clown Doctors” article because I thought it was very interesting and never realized this was happening in major hospitals. Being a clown doctor is an actual occupations. They come into the hospital to ease a patient’s tensions, for example a pediatric patient. In this case, the clown doctors are the healers. They may not be fixing physical body parts like medical doctors are able to do, but they are lifting up the patients emotionally and mentally. The clown doctor’s presence in the hospital is appreciated by mostly everyone. Hospital staff appreciates the doctor clown’s role because it can potentially make their job easier. Clown doctors role techniques with patients and families vary. Sometimes they act like they can’t actually fix a problem or do the magic trick they were going to do. Then the pediatric patient will be able to tell or show how to do the magic trick correctly, making the child feel happy and confident. The clown doctor will also help out the medical doctor or nurse while distracting the patient when they are doing a treatment or something uncomfortable is being done on the patient. The clown doctors will also console patient’s families that are having a hard time dealing with a sick family member. Happy, friendly, and consolation are what the roles of these clowns in the hospitals are supposed to be. After reading the article “Clown Doctors” it sounds like that is exactly what is happening in the hospitals they go into. The system and culture the clown doctors operate in, is typically our western medicine hospitals. Doctors, nurses, and PA’s normally treat healthcare, but in cases where a doctor clown is available, they can deliver emotional healthcare. We have realized the body does not just have physical needs to taken care of but there is a mental part that needs to be healthy as well in order to heal as a whole. There are also mental and emotional symptoms that need to be taken into consideration when treating a patient, and for this is why clown doctors have come to exist.