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RN Mary Fitzgerald on Healing from Hurricane Sandy and RN Karyn Buxman Applying Humor

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We have a great show this week. We’ll visit with New York RN Mary Fitzgerald. Mary is a proud member of the New York State Nurses Association and was a part of the Peoples Medical Relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy when many community clinics, doctors’ offices, and pharmacies were closed, leaving residents without access to medical services. Are they making progress? Mary tells us about what has been done and what efforts are still in place for long-term, sustainable work with communities and local organizations. Tune in and learn more.

RN Mary Fitzgerald of the New York State Nurses Association addresses the continued impact of Hurricane Sandy on health conditions. Photo by New York State Nurses Association on Facebook.
RN Mary Fitzgerald of the New York State Nurses Association addresses the continued impact of Hurricane Sandy on health conditions. Photo by New York State Nurses Association on Facebook.
Karyn Buxman
Author, Spearker, Nurse Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, CSP, CPAE

We’ll also chat with one of our favorite guests, RN, author, humorist and motivational speaker, Karyn Buxman. Karyn will talk to us about why—in April—San Diego turns into one of the funniest places on earth. You won’t want to miss the 26th Annual Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor Conference in San Diego, CA April 4-7, 2013.

The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) is an international community of professionals who incorporate humor into their daily lives. AATH is the leader in providing evidence-based information about current research and practical applications of humor.

And check out Karyn’s new book What’s So Funny About OR Nursing? Karyn has a series of What’s So Funny books sharing how humor and laughter, when practiced proactively and strategically, can truly make a positive impact on one’s health. You really should check them out at karynbuxman.com.

AATH Annual Conference 2013

And David Letterman has nothing on us–it’s time for the Nurse Talk Top Ten sponsored by our friends at Scrubs Magazine. The responses are from real nurses—cause you can’t make this stuff up!

Nurses—“Have you ever sighed after a patient demanded a glass of water that was exactly 72 degrees warm or some better-tasting food (um, not gonna happen!), and wished you could make some hospital behavior just plain illegal”? Join the club!

And an email question for the nurses is about a brother-in-law who seems to have a problem when he’s in public places. Is said brother-in-law rude or is there something really wrong with him?

Hurricane Sandy. Laughter Academy. Top Ten. Polls. Rude or not?

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We have a great show this week. We’ll visit with New York RN Mary Fitzgerald. Mary is a proud member of the New York State Nurses Association and was a part of the Peoples Medical Relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy when many community clinics, doctors’ offices, and pharmacies were closed, leaving residents without access to medical services. Are they making progress? Mary tells us about what has been done and what efforts are still in place for long-term, sustainable work with communities and local organizations. Tune in and learn more.

RN Mary Fitzgerald of the New York State Nurses Association addresses the continued impact of Hurricane Sandy on health conditions. Photo by New York State Nurses Association on Facebook. RN Mary Fitzgerald of the New York State Nurses Association addresses the continued impact of Hurricane Sandy on health conditions. Photo by New York State Nurses Association on Facebook.

We’ll also chat with one of our favorite guests, RN, author, humorist and motivational speaker, Karyn Buxman. Karyn will talk to us about why—in April—San Diego turns into one of the funniest places on earth. You won’t want to miss the 26th Annual Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor Conference in San Diego, CA April 4-7, 2013. Read more…

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RN Deb Gauldin on Applied Humor and RN Theresa Brown on Critical Care | February 11-12, 2012 | Show 436

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If there’s anybody who knows the positive effects of humor (and music) it’s RN Deb Gauldin. Deb is the incoming president of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor and has long practiced what she preaches. She is a professional humorist and entertainer specializing in health care morale and women’s well being. Deb joins Casey and DanContinue Reading

Lower Blood Pressure. Laughing Your Way Through a Conference. Critical Care.

Lower Blood Pressure. Laughing Your Way Through a Conference. Critical Care.

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RN Deb Gauldin, Laughologist

Have you ever listened to a baby laugh? You know, the kind of laugh that is so contagious YOU start to laugh? Well, who knew laughing was so good for you! We thought we’d reminder ourselves and our listeners that laughter really is the best medicine.

On the show this week we have RN Deb Gauldin, the incoming president of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor She is a professional humorist and entertainer specializing in health care morale and women’s well being. Deb joins Casey and Dan to talk about humor and the upcoming 25th annual conference where all they do is laugh and talk, and laugh and talk, and then laugh some more.

Why quit your job as an English professor to become an RN? Theresa Brown did. Before becoming a nurse, Theresa
obtained a Ph.D in English and taught literature. After being an RN for four years, she’s written a book called, Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life and Everything in Between. We’ll talk with Theresa about her career and her very interesting and poignant book.

And we share a recent interview (from our friends at Labour Radio) with RN Higgins. Karen addresses questions about the proposed Financial Transaction Tax..50 per $100 ? Wow, so little could raise billions of dollars for vital health care education and other services. Why is this so hard?

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RN Karen Higgins on What’s Up in DC and RN Karyn Buxman, Speaker. Author.”Freakin’Funny” | Show 310

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“Oh my there is so much happening in the news these days Dan,” says Casey. Dan responds with “lets see if we can RAP IT ALL UP Casey.” Well, you have to check it out..they do indeed RAP IT UP. Obamacare, don’t you dare,touch my junk, its not fair,pat downs, radiation,don’t ask…don’t tell,debt panels, medicare,socialContinue Reading

NO DOUBT ABOUT IT…LAUGHTER REALLY IS THE BEST MEDICINE!

Nurse Talk traveled to Disneyland for the AATH (Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor) 2010 Conference. The conference tag this year was “Biology of Hope/Healing Power of the Human Spirit”. This was the first conference I have ever been to where I didn’t have to make excuses for our crew’s irreverent and inappropriate behavior—in fact all of this is encouraged! READ MOREContinue Reading