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Have a Sense of Humor!

  1. 12 Some words to live by if you are a nurse! Many people wouldn't laugh at/agree with some of the things we talk about but it is what keeps us going through the day. Sometimes in nursing one HAS to laugh to keep from crying. What are your thoughts about the statement in the picture? Share comments below!

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  3. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    #1 6
    HI! Tom!

    Absolutely.....some days you have to laugh or you'll go crazy! how many times have I thought...man you just can't make this stuff up!!!!
  4. Visit  HouTx profile page
    #2 8
    Totally agree!!!

    I think nurses are more less likely to 'awfulize' than other people because we have a very different standard for "awful". Hey, how bad can it be if no one died?
  5. Visit  HappyWife77 profile page
    #3 4
    Laughter is good for our souls....sometimes I have to laugh to keep from crying! It always feels much better when I choose the laughter route!
  6. Visit  emtb2rn profile page
    #4 13
    And remember, we're not laughing with you....
  7. Visit  JBudd profile page
    #5 8
    My kids learned to mock scary medical stuff from me; when my son was (mis)diagnosed with a brain tumor (that was a lousy 6 weeks!); we called him Rotten Brain Boy. You should have seen the doc's face when he heard that one!!! My son just laughed.
  8. Visit  Lev <3 profile page
    #6 4
    If you are an empathetic person, humor is necessary to deal with your own feelings.
  9. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
    #7 9
    Truer words were never spoken! If you weren't warped when you started nursing, you certainly will be by the time you've been in for a couple of years.
  10. Visit  nursel56 profile page
    #8 1
    Quote from emtb2rn
    And remember, we're not laughing with you....
    I think you've got it! ! A finely-honed appreciation of the absurd is also very helpful.
  11. Visit  Davey Do profile page
    #9 2
    The Concept is Great, as Humor is an Excellent Way to decrease Stress.

    However, the Concept is not necessarily Conveyed in the Poster Picture. The Poster could have Just About Anything printed on it, like:

    "If you Look Good in Scrubs, with a Stethoscope around your neck, you too could be a Nurse!"

    "Nurses Stand Around in Hospital Hallways, Smiling, with their Arms Folded, just waiting to have their Picture taken!"

    "On our Memory Care Unit, we allow Patients to wander the Halls just like the Fella in the Background!"

    Ya know?
  12. Visit  cardiacfreak profile page
    #10 4
    Medical humor is something that is acquired. What I find hilarious at work is not so funny to my hubby when I tell him the story. Like the time a lady let out gas that lasted I swear for a whole 60 seconds while my co-worker was anchoring a foley catheter, wasn't funny to my hubby. I however was rolling.
  13. Visit  TrevyRN profile page
    #11 1
    Quote from Davey Do
    The Concept is Great, as Humor is an Excellent Way to decrease Stress.

    However, the Concept is not necessarily Conveyed in the Poster Picture. The Poster could have Just About Anything printed on it, like:

    "If you Look Good in Scrubs, with a Stethoscope around your neck, you too could be a Nurse!"

    "Nurses Stand Around in Hospital Hallways, Smiling, with their Arms Folded, just waiting to have their Picture taken!"

    "On our Memory Care Unit, we allow Patients to wander the Halls just like the Fella in the Background!"

    Ya know?
    I know, what the heck is with the pic? It has nothing to do with the statement. I think humor is necessary to survive life, and nursing and healthcare professionals have a line of work that makes life extra tough!

    Other possible message that could have been on the pic:

    "Fold your arms and smirk in disapproval at the lost man dressed as an Oreo"
  14. Visit  m0nk3y904 profile page
    #12 0
    I work in long term care on the night shift. The security guard and I have seen so many things that have us rolling in the chair. We always said we could right a book with things we have seen!

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