Hospitals Prescribed Humor to Patients
For Immediate Release – October 7, 2011
The Society of Certified Senior Advisors has released a new article that discusses a rather unconventional method hospitals are treating patients with: comedy. Studies support the physiological changes that occur when humor is part of a treatment regimen. Patient stories continue to surface about how therapeutic humor positively changed the patient’s attitude and physical health. Treating patients with a dose of humor has begun to take a strong foothold at hospitals as they set up humor programs and provide their patients with funny books, movies and live entertainment.
Excerpts from article:
Humor – an antidote to stress
Just as laughter can help people heal and feel better, the opposite can happen when faced with stressful situations. The human body will take on the stress of changes, challenges, and obstacles from daily living. The results can actually be physical pain, a weakened immune system, a compromised diet, and a decrease in activity level, to name some.
Therefore, it can be extremely beneficial to introduce comedy into a daily routine because approaching life with humor produces physical, mental, and social benefits for the human body (www.familydoctor.org)
Physical Benefits of Laughter Mental Benefits of Laughter
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The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA), provides free resources and tools for our members as an ongoing commitment that we have in helping professionals to understand the complex and dynamic lives of modern senior citizens.
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Improves blood pressure
- Reduces pain
- Lowers blood pressure
- Enhances immune system
- Decreases stress hormones
- Increases muscle relaxatoin
SCSA's mission is to educate professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. For those who work with seniors, this means understanding the key health, social and financial factors that are important to seniors—and how these factors work together. For more information about SCSA and its educational course, please visit www.csa.us.
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