Tired? Laughter is the Best Medicine

24m of CPD
Ros Ben-Moshe
15 March 2018

Nurses are known to have a wicked a sense of humour. However, when shiftwork starts getting the better of a once jovial nurse, it is no laughing matter. Miserable nurses create miserable workplaces, which is particularly worrying in environments where the rotating shifts can be, at times, unrelenting. This session looks at how you, as a nurse, can infuse humour back into your shifts and, in so doing, create a better working environment for yourself, your colleagues, and your patients.


Ros Ben-Moshe


Ros Ben-Moshe is director of LaughLife Wellbeing Programs, a leading provider of wellbeing, mindfulness, and laughter wellness programs. LaughLife delivers programs for a diverse range of clients, including hospitals. Ros holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion, and a Masters of Public Health. She has also held a teaching and research position at La Trobe University and was a subject coordinator and tutor in the School of Public Health and Human Biosciences. Ros has conducted research on laughter in a dialysis unit and run pilot studies investigating the health benefits of laughter wellness activities in aged care facilities. She is the author of the book: <em> Laughing at Cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness. </em>


Lesley Hoye06 Sep 2018
I have personally seen the positive effects laughter can produce in stressful situations. I have decided to follow up this learning by attending the Ausmed Psychoneuroimmunology Conference.

Jayne andrea Postill14 Jun 2018
the lecture wasn't funny, it just explained why it is necessary to be comical in the right setting

Darrin Lansdowne01 Jun 2018

Emmeline Mowbray29 May 2018
Fantastic content

Stephen Dunk27 May 2018
would like to see more

Jane Sharp24 May 2018
Interesting. Would have liked to see the Laughter session.

Alison Ford24 May 2018
Engaging and interesting presentation. Laughing is great for the soul!

Jacqueline Gedye15 May 2018
The educator was enthusiastic and inspiring, I wish more nurse educators could engage the way she did. It is unusual to finish a session with an enthusiastic uplifting feeling.

Anne Kinghorn08 May 2018

Paola Janine Elizabette Maagad Arandil05 May 2018
Good presentation

Kathleen Asher02 May 2018
Some interesting points

Marian Soares01 May 2018
Very inspiring.

Rebecca Patricia Campbell18 Apr 2018
Very good presentation

Emily Johnstone16 Apr 2018
This was hands down the best video I have watched in a long time. I wish all work places could listen to this to. And in turn incorporate the learnings to make hospitals/health care facilities positive and happy places to be despite people being sick. I loved it!

Hayley Mackay15 Apr 2018

Simon Elmaleh12 Apr 2018
Really uplifting and light Great to hear

Barbara Stokes11 Apr 2018
Great to see that laughter has such good effects.

Laboure KONIECZNY09 Apr 2018
It was interesting

Donna Brown08 Apr 2018

Agnes Asbury07 Apr 2018
Very good

alisdair alisdair06 Apr 2018
v interesting

Adrienne Hokin05 Apr 2018
Interesting and helpful to improve my self care and build better relationships.

Soumyamol Binesh04 Apr 2018

Lei Zhang01 Apr 2018
very impressive presentation.

Wen Johnson31 Mar 2018
This is an interesting topic which has changed my thoughts that I should always look very sad when I work with patients in hospitals. If I am relaxed, I could make my patients feel relaxed, and vice versa.

Troy King31 Mar 2018
Very knowledgeable recapping the way that I work in a team.

Janet Shanahan29 Mar 2018
I admired the educator as in the face of adversity she produced a positive attitude professionally but also privately through her own life difficulties.

Andreas Waltmann27 Mar 2018
Educator is easy to understand and kept my attention throughout

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