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Wooten Patty BSN RN CCRN
Holistic Nursing Practice: January 1996
Stress And Self-care Revisited: PDF Only

Humor and laughter can be effective self-care tools to cope with stress. An ability to find humor gives us a sense of perspective on our problems. Laughter provides a physical release for accumulated tension. The article reviews research on the effect of humor and laughter on our immune function and resilience to stress. Resources for finding humor are included.

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