Humour on the job
It’s called ‘Seasing the moment!’.
That’s what you do when there’s an oppertunity to use humour (as a nursing intervention).
Situation: There’s a 24 year old patient who has been admitted to our Neuro Care.
His parents and his girl-friend came to visit him. His girl-friend also brought a teddy bear for him (which is cute btw).
I didn’t think that the patient would leave the hospital so i still had to tidy his bed and when the doctor wanted to talk to the patient and his parent i seased the oppertunity to tidy his bed.
While i was tidying his bed i came across the teddy bear and dicided to use him for a funny moment.
Well what did i do? I took the teddy bear and gave him a blood pressure cuff and put him in the made bed. When the patient and his parents came back the all had a laugh and appriciated the moment.
When was your last time when you seased the moment to use humour?
P.S. The picture was the end result.