Saturday, January 9, 2010

Medical Clowns

The link below is to a 6 minute video about the creation of 'Clown Doctors'. It relates the wonderful things they are doing as part of the medical team in children’s hospitals throughout Israel and is really something special! Israel. So often the trailblazer for good, has taken a poignant and unique idea to a powerful new level. Imagine a Bachelor of Arts in ‘Clowning’? Yes, it is now a reality at Haifa University and now they are now working on a ‘Masters Degree’!

One of my grandsons used his summer holidays to take a course in this field (not at the degree level) which allowed him to undertake certain activities in the hospital environment.

Looks like this is really going to take off, it is already a program in active service in many of the hopitals in Israel

1 comment:

shirley said...

My nephew, Danny Belman soon too be a qualified doctor, Bezrat HaShem, has done this for Chai Cancer Care, and I believe they do it at the Great Ormond Street hospital here in London.

Wonderful initiative - well done Hadassah Hospital and all of them