Category: W3 Reflection

Clown Doctors in NYC

I chose to reflect on the article “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine”. In this article, the author presents the daily lives of clowns working in NYC hospitals and the unique care they provide to patients. These “Clown Doctors”,…

Clown Doctors in NYC

This article is about a form of medical healing in Western medicine that goes further than just bio-medicine. The article is also about how “Clown Doctors” are similar to Shaman Healers. Clown Doctors are people who have extensive training in…

Sick Around the World

In the video “Sick Around the World” in the segment of the Japanese healthcare, the ones who provide the help and healing are the medical providers, similar to the physicians in our country. The visits to the doctor are very…

“Shaman for the Soul”

The article I am reviewing is “A Doctor for Disease, a Shaman for the Soul.” This article describes the integration of traditional Hmong healing practices into the western medical system. The article specifically focuses on the Mercy Medical Center in…

Sick Around the World

The World Health Organization ranks the Untied States health care system as 37th in the world in terms of quality and fairness. We can learn lessons from other countries. The health care system in Great Britain may seem too close…

Clown Doctors in NYC

Clown doctors of NYC cannot be considered medical doctors but clearly are making a positive impact since Michael Christensen founded the Clown Care Unit (CCU) in 1986. Since then the CCU has grown from two to thirty five clowns. Their…

Clown Doctors in NYC

Located in New York City hospitals The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit (CCU), entertains and aids children, family and staff, and can be compared to shamans seen in non-Western medicine. Started in 1986 by Michael Christensen, the CCU now…

Clown Doctors in NYC

Summary: The article, Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine, explains the close relationship westernized clowns, specifically a New York City group of clowns called The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, have to non-westernized shamans. The Clown Care Unit…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine” was about the Clown Care Unit (CCU) who works in the pediatric wards in NYC hospitals. Their job is to go to patients rooms and entertain them to relieve pain and anxiety that…