Forms, functions, and foibles of humor used in AIDS service organizations.

@article{Kosenko2010FormsFA,
  title={Forms, functions, and foibles of humor used in AIDS service organizations.},
  author={Kami Kosenko and Lance Spencer Rintamaki},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          25-35
        }
}
Research has indicated that HIV service providers commonly use humor to cope with work-related stress; however, little is known about the forms and functions of humor used by these professionals. In this study, 25 HIV service providers from five AIDS service organizations were interviewed about their use of humor. Participants described five primary types of humor as prevalent within AIDS service organizations and noted that humor served a variety of functions, which were either adaptive or… CONTINUE READING
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