Finding your funny bone. Incorporating humour into medical practice

Aust Fam Physician. 2001 Jan;30(1):22-4.


Background: Many people confuse seriousness with professionalism. Humour enables you to separate who you are from the difficult work you do.

Objective: To illustrate ways humour and fun can be incorporated into day to day working life.

Discussion: People are more productive, cooperative and flexible when they have fun at work. Becoming a humour consumer of tapes, jokes, TV shows, movies or funny books, strengthens your sense of humour, relieves stress and improves relationships.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Australia
  • Family Practice / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Wit and Humor as Topic*