IS LAUGHTER the best medicine? Can you get it on the National Health Service? Apparently, yes, if you’re an over-stressed nurse on the frontline of hospital care. A company called HumourUs is offering courses to give hospital staff a more positive outlook while on duty.
Sounds like they must first put aside grumbles about low pay and being assaulted in A&E. Not to mention being routinely patronised by junior doctors 10 years younger than themselves. However, it’s not about doing the full Bernard Manning northern stand-up routine as you give a bed bath, but rather putting nurses in a good mood to face the trials and tribulations of the working day.
Laughter can only help the mind and perk the body. A good, hearty, laugh fills up a room and brings joy to the eyes and ears of others.
We should bring more laughter into the world, not less, and that can be a hard task in the face of local corruption and a dissolving global economy.