Utilizing Humor to Improve Pediatric Care
Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5
Author: Beth Malley
The history of humor, laughter, and overall health has been a part of human civilization for centuries. There are examples throughout ancient history that showcase how people could recognize that a joyful spirit positively affected their health. For example, Greek physicians prescribed a visit to the hall of comedians as a part of the patient healing process. On top of this, 14th-century physicians would utilize humor during surgery to distract their patients, and in many cultures, serviced clowns/jesters would attempt to inspire laughter during procedures (1). As a pediatric health care provider, it’s essential to recognize the importance that humor and laughter can play in the patient’s experience and recovery. Developing skills and/or utilizing available resources can make a real difference for the pediatric patient, family, and community (8).
- Current Practice in Pediatric Care
- Humor Ages and Stages in Pediatric Care
- Humor Resources in Pediatric Care
Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
In this course we will discuss how to utilize humor-based interventions to improve pediatric care. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- Recognize the past and present beliefs about humor and good health.
- Understand the benefits of humor in pediatric care.
- Identify the current practice of humor therapy in pediatrics.
- Recognize the direction of current humor research in pediatrics.
- Differentiate ages, stages, and humor interventions in pediatrics.
- Identify humor resources.
- Registered Nurses (RN)
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)
Requirement for Completion
- Enrollment in the course by the learner
- Read and learn all course materials
- Complete the course evaluation
- Attest and testify learning of the course materials
Accreditations + Approvals
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
- California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
- Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
- Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
- New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
- Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)
Conflict of Interest Statement
Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.
Course Expires on: may 13, 2024
Course Offering: #67