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Humor and Cancer

Humor and Cancer

by Angie Robinson

So, what is humorous about Cancer? Actually nothing, but using humor is very helpful in coping with Cancer treatment. Once you get over the shock of diagnosis, it is time to focus on treatment. Treatment is more than the medical options. Research has already demonstrated that a positive attitude is very important in dealing with Cancer.

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Laugh More Feel Better

Laugh More Feel Better

by Karyn Busman, RN, MSN, DAIS

In today’s fast-paced society, we’re all faced with some degree of stress—cranky customers, irritable bosses, stubborn employees, budgets, dead-lines, telephones, paperwork, a bad hair day, a no hair day. For many of us, a straightjacket may be nearer than we think. “Terminal professional-ism” is a sign of the times. But taking oneself too seriously can have some serious repercussions.1

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Funny or Not? How and When to use Therapeutic Humor with Persons with Disabilities [PART 2]

Funny or Not? How and When to Use Therapeutic Humor with Persons with Disabilities [Part 2]

by Jennipher Wiebold, Ph.D. and Penny Willmering, Ph.D.

In our previous blog, we discussed how having a disability is not always tragic; in fact, many aspects of life with a disability can be filled with joy, irony, and humor! However, there is a right way, and a wrong way to use disability humor, keeping a few rules in mind:

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Funny or Not? How and When to use Therapeutic Humor with Persons with Disabilities [PART 1]

Funny or Not? How and When to Use Therapeutic Humor with Persons with Disabilities [Part 1]

by Jennipher Wiebold, Ph.D. and Penny Willmering, Ph.D.

Having a disability is not always tragic; in fact, many aspects of life with a disability can be filled with joy, irony, and humor! With that said, how does one know if and when it’s okay to use disability humor? What’s politically correct? What’s respectful of diversity while recognizing the humor in it? How can we use humor in a therapeutic way? Why is it important to know about therapeutic humor? As professors and people with disabilities ourselves, we hope to help answer some of these questions.

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