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Dream Doctors

Medical clowns in Israeli hospitals are making a real difference.

Published: March 6, 2010


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Visitor Comments: 15

(15) Chaya Weisberg, March 14, 2010 10:27 AM

I cried

so special, I just cried through the whole film.

(14) , March 12, 2010 4:49 PM

SPEECHLESS!

(13) SusanE, March 12, 2010 2:19 PM

Bring in the Clowns.

I look at the faces of those beautiful sick children. Doesn't your heart break for them? They are frightened and not fully understanding why they are hurting and sick. The nurses hurt them, the techs run hurtful tests, the surgeons cut into those small bodies. The little ones don't know who to trust for comfort and they don't know when it will all be over. ---------------------------- While nothing helps a childs fears and hurts more than the loving arms of it's mother, I would love to see the interaction between the clowns and children throughout a whole day. The Doctors in the videos said there have been remarkable results from the interchange between the clowns and the sick children. Did you notice in the video how easily the IV needle was removed, and how the one clown got the child into the examining area? ----------------------------- I also have read about Patch Adams, and saw parts of a movie about his work. I believe he a physician who acted the part of a clown for the sake of the patients. Are there any physicians taking the clown course in Israel so they can improve their interaction with the children?

(12) Anonymous, March 12, 2010 2:10 PM

To no.11

To be a medical clown is not a simple task. Imagine that the clown knows that he might be cheering up someone who is terminally ill. This is a very difficult task. To be a medical clown is a mitzvah - bikur holim. The humankind should be grateful for everyone who cares about the well-being of others and does not shrink from a responsibility. If you think that your medical clowns are not enough amusing, perhaps you should get hospitalized only in Israel...

(11) Anonymous, March 12, 2010 1:50 AM

Medical "Clowns"

Very well done. We have medical clowns in the U.S. too. Unfortunately many of them are not amusing.

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