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