Lecture Overview

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>




28 Total Rating(s)

Great resource which reminds us that it is important to deal with the stress of shift work and that introducing laughter into clinical practicecan be used to improve our patients’ well being.

Sharon Lang
11 Jan 2019

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.

Lesley Hoye
06 Sep 2018

the lecture wasn't funny, it just explained why it is necessary to be comical in the right setting

Jayne andrea Postill
14 Jun 2018

Fantastic content

Emmeline Mowbray
29 May 2018

would like to see more

Stephen Dunk
27 May 2018

Interesting. Would have liked to see the Laughter session.

Jane Sharp
24 May 2018

Engaging and interesting presentation. Laughing is great for the soul!

Alison Ford
24 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.

Jacqueline Gedye
15 May 2018


Anne Kinghorn
08 May 2018

Good presentation

Paola Janine Elizabette Maagad Arandil
05 May 2018

Some interesting points

Kathleen Asher
02 May 2018

Very inspiring.

Marian Soares
01 May 2018

Very good presentation

Rebecca Patricia Campbell
18 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!

Emily Johnstone
16 Apr 2018


Hayley Mackay
15 Apr 2018

Really uplifting and light Great to hear

Simon Elmaleh
12 Apr 2018

Great to see that laughter has such good effects.

Barbara Stokes
11 Apr 2018

It was interesting

09 Apr 2018


Donna Brown
08 Apr 2018

Very good

Agnes Asbury
07 Apr 2018

v interesting

alisdair alisdair
06 Apr 2018

Interesting and helpful to improve my self care and build better relationships.

Adrienne Hokin
05 Apr 2018


Soumyamol Binesh
04 Apr 2018

very impressive presentation.

Lei Zhang
01 Apr 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.

Wen Johnson
31 Mar 2018

Very knowledgeable recapping the way that I work in a team.

Troy King
31 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.

Janet Shanahan
29 Mar 2018

Educator is easy to understand and kept my attention throughout

Andreas Waltmann
27 Mar 2018