Humour in nursing care.

  title={Humour in nursing care.},
  author={P{\"a}ivi {\AA}stedt-Kurki and A L Liukkonen},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={20 1},
Humour is an integral part of everyday life and therefore also a component of the care and treatment of patients in the modern health care system. This paper looks at the role of humour in practical nursing in the light of earlier research literature on the subject. It also describes some preliminary results of our studies on the meaning of humour to professional nurses. We opted to use a qualitative approach in this study because the focus of interest was on an issue that has received only… CONTINUE READING

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