Stress And Self-care Revisited: PDF OnlyHumor: An antidote for stressWooten, Patty BSN, RN, CCRNAuthor Information Founder and President, Jest for the Health of It Services, Davis, California Holistic Nursing Practice: January 1996 - Volume 10 - Issue 2 - p 49-56 Buy Abstract 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. © Williams & Wilkins 1996. All Rights Reserved.