5 CEU Hours
Family Private Care, LLC is proud to teach at this 5 hour CEU event. For more information view the event flyer.
When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Where: Birmingham VA Medical Center
8:00 AM – 8:30 PM: Registration
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: CEU Presentations & Breaks
Credit Hours: Social Workers (ASWB) – 5 Clinical/Core Hours, Certified Case Manager (CCM) – 5 Clock Hours, Nurses (RN) – 5 Contact Hours
John Butler will teach:
Humor in Healthcare
What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul (Yiddish proverb) … as we discovered through our “Humor Part 1” presentation – this might be a truer statement than we would think. Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle or sneeze. Laughter triggers healthy physical changes in our body. Best of all, laughter is fun, free and easy to use!!
In this follow-up presentation, John Butler, BA, MS – with over 7 years of experience in dealing with geriatric clients and families – will explore different ways that humor is used in the healthcare arena – both with patients and also with healthcare team members.
We will start out by taking a brief self-assessment on humor and follow this with some exploration of humor in the medical setting (research on using humor to moderate a patient’s response to pain, humor in communication and even an overview of Gallows humor).
As a refresher, we will also review times when using humor might not be appropriate. The attendee will leave this CEU presentation with a broader knowledge of the use of humor in healthcare and communication.