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Cover image for lecture: Tired? Laughter is the Best Medicine

Lecture Overview

Nurses are known to have a wicked a sense of humour. However, when shiftwork starts getting the better of a once jovial nurse, it is no laughing matter. Miserable nurses create miserable workplaces, which is particularly worrying in environments where the rotating shifts can be, at times, unrelenting. This session looks at how you, as a nurse, can infuse humour back into your shifts and, in so doing, create a better working environment for yourself, your colleagues, and your patients.


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Ros Ben-Moshe

Ros Ben-Moshe is director of LaughLife Wellbeing Programs, a leading provider of wellbeing, mindfulness, and laughter wellness programs. LaughLife delivers programs for a diverse range of clients, including hospitals. Ros holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion, and a Masters of Public Health. She has also held a teaching and research position at La Trobe University and was a subject coordinator and tutor in the School of Public Health and Human Biosciences. Ros has conducted research on laughter in a dialysis unit and run pilot studies investigating the health benefits of laughter wellness activities in aged care facilities. She is the author of the book: <em> Laughing at Cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness. </em> See Educator Profile


35 Total Rating(s)
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Andrea Quaile
05 May 2019

Very funny. Today is world laughter day. I also read an article from my gym-Fernwood.

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Zoe Robins
24 Apr 2019

Good presentation.

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tanya connell
02 Apr 2019

excellent and helpul

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Tania Hill
27 Mar 2019

Loved this presentation. My absolute favourite so far. It really made me feel good actually.

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Kate Ayling
18 Feb 2019

Finally I now have evidence based practices that will enable nasal induced laxatives to be given freely to upper management and they'll have to take it!!!

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Sharon Lang
11 Jan 2019

Great resource which reminds us that it is important to deal with the stress of shift work and that introducing laughter into clinical practicecan be used to improve our patients’ well being.

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Lesley Hoye
06 Sep 2018

I have personally seen the positive effects laughter can produce in stressful situations. I have decided to follow up this learning by attending the Ausmed Psychoneuroimmunology Conference.

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Jayne andrea Postill
14 Jun 2018

the lecture wasn't funny, it just explained why it is necessary to be comical in the right setting

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Emmeline Mowbray
29 May 2018

Fantastic content

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Stephen Dunk
27 May 2018

would like to see more

CPD24m of CPD
Total Rating(s)  35
First Published26 March 2018
Updated26 March 2018
Expires 15 March 2021
Mental Health
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