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Humor & Healing

Describes the different definitions of humor. Identifies the various theories of humor. Discusses the physiology and therapeutic effects of laughter. Discusses the use of humor in health care settings and the role of humor for health care professionals. Defines the relationship between children and humor and the elderly and humor. Identifies some strategies for adding humor to health care practices.
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Hour 1

  1.    Introduction
  2.    Humor: What Is It?
  3.    Theories of Humor
  4.    The Physiology and Therapeutic Effects of Laughter

 

Hour 2

  1.    Humor in Health Care Settings
  2.    Communication
  3.    Social Functions
  4.    Psychological Functions
  5.    Humor in the Health Care Organization

 

Hour 3

  1.    Humor and Children
  2.    Humor and the Elderly
  3.    Becoming More Humorous
  4.    Humor Strategies
  5.    Conclusion

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the different definitions of humor.
  2. Identify the various theories of humor.
  3. Discuss the physiology and therapeutic effects of laughter.
  4. Discuss the use of humor in health care settings and the role of humor for health care professionals.
  5. Define the relationship between children and humor and the elderly and humor.
  6. Identify some strategies for adding humor to health care practices.
Products specifications
Instructor M. O'Brien, M.D.
Contact Hours: 3
More Information About This Course: Humor & Healing accreditation
# of Pages 39
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