Grieving with humor a correlational study on sense of humor and professional grief in palliative care nurses

Inês Robalo Nunes*, Helena José, Manuel Luís Capelas

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between humor and professional grief. Findings confirm that these are not independent phenomena. Using humor as a coping mechanism emerged as a response to death-related work. Likewise, positive attitudes toward humor seem to alleviate the distress associated with end-of-life care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-106
Number of pages9
JournalHolistic Nursing Practice
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Grief
  • Humor
  • Nursing
  • Palliative care

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