Humor in hospice care: who, where, and how much?

  title={Humor in hospice care: who, where, and how much?},
  author={Kathleen N Adamle and Ruth Ludwick},
  journal={The American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  volume={22 4},
Humor has been identified as an intrinsic social phenomenon occurring in all groups throughout human history. It is among the most prevalent forms of human social behavior yet one of the least understood or defined. Although researchers in a number of disciplines have studied the effects of humor on patients, limited work has focused on end-of-life care. The present study investigated social interactions involving humor in hospice settings using nonparticipant observation. Results revealed that… CONTINUE READING

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