Welcome to the website of Healthcare Clowning Research International Network (H-CRIN+), an international network dedicated to the scientific study of healthcare clowning.
H-CRIN+’s mission is to promote the scientific study of healthcare clowning and to share and analyze information about this fascinating field. Also, H-CRIN+ wants to create and test multidisciplinary theoretical approaches that contribute to a better understanding of healthcare clowning interventions. Finally, H-CRIN+ aims to identify the best practices in this area.
Healthcare clowning is an umbrella term for a wide range of activities clowns undertake in healthcare, ranging from children’s hospitals to old folks’ homes, playing near the bedside or accompanying medical procedures.