In the news: Circus performers teach nursing students Clowning 101

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, December 15, 2008

Many valuable lessons learned in nursing school stem from the bedside, while others start at the circus.  

Performers from the Big Apple Circus led 132 students at New York University’s College of Nursing through "clowning" workshops this fall. The workshops, which covered how clown techniques can be applied in the clinical setting, aimed to help students sharpen their observational skills to better sense patients’ moods and be alert to abrupt changes.

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