Laughter is good for one’s health. Both humor and laughter are linked to positive health outcomes. The aim of this presentation is to present the physiological, emotional, and psychological benefits of humor and laughter.
Audience Take Away Notes:
• Describe what is meant by jesting and joking
• Explain the impact of negativism on the body
• Discuss the benefits of laughter and a positive mental attitude
Dr. Sharon Hall Murff has spent 47 years working in the field of nursing in various capacities. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Dr. Murff received a PhD in Public Health with a focus on Community Health Education and Promotion from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Currently, Dr. Murff is an Associate Professor and the Holder of the Councilman Joe Shyne Endowed Professorship at Grambling State University School of Nursing, in the Graduate Nursing Program, where she serves as the Coordinator for the Nursing Educator Program.