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Clowning as a Complementary Approach for Reducing Iatrogenic Effects in Pediatrics

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, August 2017
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Title
Clowning as a Complementary Approach for Reducing Iatrogenic Effects in Pediatrics
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, August 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.8.stas1-1708
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Abstract

Hospitalized children who undergo painful procedures are more susceptible than others to experiencing iatrogenic effects, such as anxiety, pain, and severe stress. Clowns in clinical setting have been found to be effective in reducing children's experiences of these effects during hospitalization and before procedures. This article provides an overview of clowning in health care settings; reviews major studies conducted on clowning for hospitalized children, discussing evidence that clown interventions decrease pain and distress in pediatric patients; and concludes with a discussion of health care clowning as a profession.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 25%
Student > Master 8 22%
Student > Postgraduate 4 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 7 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 25%
Psychology 4 11%
Arts and Humanities 2 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 8 22%