Category: W3 Reflection

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article starts off comparing a medical doctor and a clown doctor, showing that they both suit up for the day with the intention of helping children get better, the main difference is that the clown doctor does not help…

Clown Doctors of NYC

In hospitals across New York City, a special type of doctor works within the halls of the pediatrics divisions, clown doctors. The Clown Care Unit as they’re called, or CCU, has been bringing the healing power of laughter to hospitalized…

CLOWN DOCTORS IN NYC

This article focuses on the different methods of healing patients non traditionally. They compare clown doctors known as the Clown Care Unit (CCU) to shamans and alternative healers. They give examples relating h0w clowns can be beneficial to the patients…

Welcoming Shamans

I chose to summarize Welcoming Shamans. A Hmong shaman is a someone who enters a trance and can interact with spirits in order to protect and heal people. A Hmong shaman gets permission from hospitals to come in and perform…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine is about the relation between doctors that dress up as clowns in the pediatric side of the hospital and Shaman healers. Not only do they both have a superficial resemblance, which…

Clown Doctors in NYC

In order to entertain children in New York City hospitals, there is the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit. They are being compared to the Non-Western healers, like the Shamans. The Clown Care Unit was created in 1986 by Michael…

Shamans

I chose to read about the article “A doctor for disease, a Shaman for the soul”. I was attracted to this article because it showed diversity of healing methods within the medical system which is something I am very interested…

Shaman in Malaysia

The film I have chosen for this week is “The Horse Boy.” The film concentrated on the story of a young boy, Rowan, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4 and his parent’s risky decision of traveling…