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Humour in care: Laughter endangers the disease
October 24, 2023
When nurses are asked what job they do, the tone is often subdued and respectful. The other person will then say with some certainty: “I couldn’t do that, because there is so much suffering.” That is partly true. At the same time, however, there are endless funny situations and cheerfulness in everyday care. The author shows how to Use humour when dealing with patients. Patients find humour helpful A study of what patients want from caregivers found that they often find humour helpful. It creates distance to current fear and worry. Patients feel particularly accepted and valued as people when…
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Reduce stress – More relaxed and efficient with Humour
September 26, 2023
When the immune system fails due to continuous stress The immune system cannot work undisturbed when our everyday life is hectic and we are stressed. If the body lacks the energy to activate sufficient defenses, constant stress makes us ill. It is therefore important to avoid this permanent stress as often as possible.…
A Day without Laughter is a day wasted – Who said it?
June 27, 2023
A day without laughter is a day wasted. Charlie Chaplin once said ‘a day without laughter is a day wasted’ and his life and films always encouraged us to laugh. No one can stay without laughing watching his films. Charlie Chaplin was a British comedian, producer, writer, director and composer, widely known in the world. He is considered the greatest comedian on screen and one of the most important figures in film history.…
Nursing a serious business?
May 24, 2023
Nursing is a serious profession that requires a lot of compassion, empathy, and care. However, even in the most challenging situations, humour can be a powerful tool to help patients feel more relaxed and comfortable. In this article, we will explore how humour can be used in nursing interventions to improve the quality of care and strengthen friendships between patients and nurses.…
Humour and professional care – (in)compatible?
July 25, 2023
Are humour and the care industry really incompatible? Many may think that with all the misfortunes that a caregiver encounters on a daily basis, humour is out of place and even inappropriate. But with the right use of humour, situations can be viewed from a different perspective, tensions in everyday work can be reduced and friendships can be built. And humour can also be used sensibly and have a supportive effect in professional care.…
Laughter in the Face of Death: The Role of Humour in Nursing
April 25, 2023
As nurses, we often encounter difficult situations that can take a toll on our emotional and physical well-being. One of the most challenging aspects of our job is dealing with death and end-of-life care. It can be heart-wrenching to watch someone we have grown to care for pass away, and it can be equally difficult to console the family members who are grieving. But despite the sadness and heavy emotions that come with death, humor can actually play a vital role in the process. Laughter may seem like an inappropriate response to such a solemn event, but it can actually…
The Art of the One-Liner – Part 2
March 28, 2023
Gary Delaney is another comic who can take the one-liner to the darker side. His gags often appear on Funniest Jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe lists; in fact he’s the only comedian to ever have two jokes in the same top ten. My personal favourite is his 2013 gem: “I can give you the cause of anaphylactic shock in a nutshell.”…