I am thrilled to bring you a hospital clown’s perspective on healthcare from Eddy Smits on this episode of the Perspectives on Healthcare Podcast with Rob Oliver. Eddy is a member of Generation X. He joined the podcast from Belgium where he has worked as a hospital clown. It was a unique opportunity to have a serious conversation about a profession that makes people smile. Personally, I found his thoughts and insights to be fascinating.
Here are 3 things that stood out as Eddy Smits shared a hospital clown’s perspective on healthcare:
· Hospital clowning is a very different animal than regular clowning. In traditional clowning, the clown is the star. In hospital clowning, it’s all about the patient.
· One way to improve the quality of healthcare is to smile as you enter the room.
· Quality healthcare is going beyond the disease. It is seeing the individual as a whole, not as a diagnosis.
· Bonus: Laughter is healing.
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