Humor won, humor too: a model to incorporate humor into the healthcare setting (revised)

Nurs Forum. Apr-Jun 1994;29(2):15-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6198.1994.tb00155.x.


The benefits of using humor in health care include stress reduction and improved psychological well-being for patients and the nursing staff. The authors discuss a model to incorporate humor into a specific healthcare setting, and include a detailed description of two humor programs: the Chuckle Wagon and Nursing Humor Resource Center.

Publication types

  • Corrected and Republished Article

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Models, Nursing*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Planning Techniques
  • Professional Staff Committees / organization & administration*
  • Program Development*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Wit and Humor as Topic*