Humor in Health Care: The Laughter Prescription, 2nd Edition
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Note: This course must be completed by 12/31/16. Contact hours will not be awarded beyond this date.
Humor in Health Care offers nurses an opportunity to learn about the importance of humor and the positive effects that levity can have on a patient’s health.
California Nursing Home Administrators - NHAP approved for 10 hours through July 19, 2017.
- Discuss what humor means in patient care
- Define the evolution of humor in health care
- Discuss how humor develops from infancy to adulthood
- Identify psychosocial /biological effects of humor
- Discuss how humor can be used in the health care setting to benefit patients
- Identify the role of humor in crises and disaster situations
- Discuss how humor can be used effectively with psychiatric patients
- Identify humor’s use in educational settings
- Identify formal humor programs and the concerns and considerations related to implementing such a program
- Discuss how to engage in humorous interchanges with patients, colleagues, and other healthcare providers
Enid A. Schwartz, RN, MS, MC, is an instructor in nursing behavioral health and psychology. She taught nursing at Cochise College for 17 years including a course on loss grief and dying which she taught for 11 years on campus and 3 years online. She currently teaches nursing online and in the classroom for University of Phoenix. Ms. Schwartz has presented workshops for PESI HealthCare on humor in healthcare end-of-life issues and care of the dying aging issues and Alzheimer's disease. Along with two other nurses Ms. Schwartz presents humor workshops as a member of the HaHa Sisterhood. She is also a certified laughter leader. She completed this certification with the World Laughter Tour in 2004. Her publications include 'Your Jewish Patient is Dying' which appeared in the January/February 1989 issue of AD Nurse and a chapter about Jewish Americans in a transcultural nursing text: Transcultural Nursing Assessment and Intervention by Giger and Davidhizar. Her clinical experience ranges from pediatrics to geriatrics. She received a diploma from Newton-Wellesley School of Nursing a BSN and an MSN from the University of Arizona and a Master's in Counseling from the University of Phoenix Southeastern Arizona Campus. Ms. Schwartz is presently a PhD candidate at Walden University. Her dissertation focuses on using humor to cope with breast cancer.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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