I have a question about humor etiquette - page 3
Hi all! This is my 1st real post besides my intro. So, I have a question. I am in nursing school now and have a bit more to go. I have a wicked twisted sense of humor. I am really really worried... Read More
May 10, '05Your question has been asked before, and a whole discipline has grown around it.
Here's a great resource: The Amercian Association for Therapeutic Humor (AATH). They even have a reading list published on their site:
The key is awareness. Pay attention to the patient's response, and adjust your behavior appropriately. Humor can be VERY therapeutic, when used correctly.
- Fran London, MS, RN
former editor of the Journal of Nursing Jocularity
Quote from gentlemotherHi all! This is my 1st real post besides my intro.
So, I have a question.
I am in now and have a bit more to go.
I have a wicked twisted sense of humor.
I am really really worried about laughing at the wrong time when dealing with a patient.
It is like, my biggest fear! I know if I do it I will feel SO bad (even though my sense of humor is warped, I *do* have feelings, LOL).
So, is this a common concern? Does this happen much?