Research Report “Recognition”: The recognition of the profession of Hospital Clown


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Snippe J

Year of Publication:
2014

Publisher(s):
European Federation of Hospital Clown Organizations (EFHCO)

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This research paper documents the findings of an online survey carried out on behalf of the European Federation of Hospital Clown Organizations (EFHCO).

In total, 137 clowns participated in the online survey out of 498 hospital clowns who were contacted across Europe. The online survey was conducted in English and used both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The main question of this research paper is:
• What is the current state of recognition of the profession of hospital clown, according to hospital clowns?
Several sub-questions are examined in more detail:
• What are the prerequisites for recognition?
• What does recognition mean to clowns?
• Do clowns feel recognized?

Clowns feel that is important to be recognized as professionals. The clowns indicate these aspects to be the most important are: being welcome in the care institutions, receiving feedback, being seen as a professional, being understood, being part of the care institution, having no resistance against them and receiving compliments. Clowns feel recognized as professionals, but state that more can be done to advance the profession. Particularly in the cases of: more information, more professionalism, better communication and a change in culture.



Evidence Type: Survey

Research Purpose: Survey

Context: Hospital

Participant Group: Adults

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

APA Citation:

Snippe, J. (2014). Research Report “Recognition”: The recognition of the profession of Hospital Clown. Brussels: European Federation of Hospital Clown Organizations (EFHCO)