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>




30 Total Rating(s)

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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

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Jane Sharp
24 May 2018

Interesting. Would have liked to see the Laughter session.

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Alison Ford
24 May 2018

Engaging and interesting presentation. Laughing is great for the soul!

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Jacqueline Gedye
15 May 2018

The educator was enthusiastic and inspiring, I wish more nurse educators could engage the way she did. It is unusual to finish a session with an enthusiastic uplifting feeling.

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Anne Kinghorn
08 May 2018