It’s not fun being sick or diagnosed with a chronic illness. It’s hard to think of it as funny, either. But does laughter have a place in medicine? You may remember Patch Adams, the clowning doctor was made a household name by Robin Williams portrayal of him in the film by Adams’ namesake. What you may not know is how, despite his clowning nature, how dead serious he is about making a positive difference in people’s lives. “You treat a disease, you win, you lose,” Adams said.
Scenario One: 14 kids, ages ranging between 8-10 years old, were running around the football field. In theory, they were playing football. Their coach occasionally voiced his displeasure by throwing his clipboard and screaming. Scenario Two: A man sits across from a woman, angrily denying her definition of sexual harassment. They are peers, and while the woman isn’t the one who felt sexually harassed, she feels it was her duty to explain to her co-worker how she feels he has