Humour in care: Laughter endangers the disease

Funny Stories, Humour, Patients, Theoretics

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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 nurses meet them with humour or respond to their jokes. The following example, told by a health and nursing student in the second year of training: “During delusional thinking, a 40-year-old woman jumped out of a window and came to the hospital with multiple fractures. She was on strict bed …

Reduce stress – More relaxed and efficient with Humour

Daily Life, Healing, Humour, Laughter, Way of Life

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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.

Humour and professional care – (in)compatible?

Humour, Laughter, Theoretics

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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.

A Day without Laughter is a day wasted – Who said it?

Humour, Jokes, Laughter, Theoretics, Way of Life

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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?

Congres & Symposium, Daily Life, Humour, Way of Life

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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.

Laughter in the Face of Death: The Role of Humour in Nursing

Daily Life, Humour, Laughter, Palliative Care, Way of Life

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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 provide a much-needed release and bring a sense of comfort to those involved.