About Course #N2207
Release Date: November 15, 2018
Expiration Date: June 30, 2021
Although humor may be inappropriate with some patients who have psychiatric issues, with others it might be effective, appropriate, and helpful toward recovery. In exploring the use of humor in psychiatric settings, this course discusses the effects of pathology on humor and reflects on the use of humor, including ways to use humor for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate and inappropriate responses and appropriate and inappropriate types of humor are discussed. Evidence on which to base practice recommendations for the use of humor in a psychiatric setting is reviewed.
This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, course #N1764 - Humor in Health Care, 3rd Edition.
About the Authors
Mary Bennett, DNS, APRN, is a professor and director of the Western Kentucky University School of Nursing. She has been a faculty member for 27 years, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her clinical work is as a family nurse practitioner in the primary care setting. Dr. Bennett's primary research focus is testing the effects of various complementary therapies on physiological and psychological outcomes, using psychoneuroimmunology as the underlying theory.
Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT, is an instructor in nursing and psychology at undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Dr. Wilson has a PhD in health psychology with a focus in psychoneuroimmunology and a masters in holistic nursing. Dr. Wilson has worked in nursing for many years gaining expertise in public health, mental health nursing, obstetrics, epidemiology, breastfeeding trends, wellness, behavioral influence on immunity, and nursing education. Dr. Wilson has a private practice as a holistic nurse and over 100 publications including peer-reviewed research articles.
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