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

  1. by   franlondon
    Your 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:

    http://www.aath.org/readlist_1.html#Heading5

    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 gentlemother
    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 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?

    Yikes!
    Thanks!

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