Humor And The Health Professions: The Therapeutic Use Of Humor In Health Care / Edition 1

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Overview

Extensive coverage of humor in interpersonal relationships, patient education and the work environment greatly enhance the value of this book to all health care professionals. Humor and the Health Professions introduces the benefits of humor not only as a healing tool for the patient, but as a stress management tool for the health professional as well.

Therapeutic effects of laughter; functions of humor for the health professional; using humor in clinical settings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556421419
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents 

Section I: The Nature of Humor
Chapter 1: Paradoxes, Dilemmas and Controversies
Chapter 2: Definitions of Humor
Chapter 3: Theories of Humor
Chapter 4: The Physiology of Laughter and Its Therapeutic Effects
Chapter 5: Styles of Humor: A Historical Perspective
Chapter 6: Humor as a Healthy Mechanism 

Section II: Humor in Health and Illness
Chapter 7: Humor in Health Care Settings
Chapter 8: Functions of Humor for the Health Professional
Chapter 9: “Medical” Humor as Gallows Humor
Chapter 10: Humor in Psychiatric Settings
Chapter 11: Humor in education
Chapter 12: Humor Related to Culture and Illness
Chapter 13: Humor in Clinical Areas 

Section III: Cultivating the Use of Humor
Chapter 14: Developing a Sense of Humor
Chapter 15: The Techniques of Comedy
Chapter 16: Utilizing Humor: Some Beginning Guidelines

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