Staying in the hospital for long periods of time due to an injury or illness is never something that anyone wants to endure. However, due to a wider variety of circumstances, millions of individuals are hospitalized each day.
Although these circumstances can be extremely nerve wracking, it is important that patients remain as optimistic as possible. One of the best ways to achieve this is to use humor in describing the patient’s circumstances. This can especially be helpful when having to deal with the use of a condom catheter on a daily basis.
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What Can We Joke About?
As any person knows, laughter can be the best medicine in dealing with unfortunate circumstances. Taking day-to-day issues such as not being able to go to the bathroom and finding a humorous side to them can help the patient in coming to the realization that their injury or sickness is something that they can overcome.
Not only will laughter improve the mood in the hospital room but it can also provide an aerobic workout, something that a patient is in desperate need of.
What Can’t We Joke About?
It is important to never take a joke too far when it comes to the health of another. Talking about death, paralysis or another gravely serious matter and trying to laugh about it will normally not assist in lifting the spirits of the patient. Be sure to stay away from potential outcomes and instead focus only on the little things that make up the patient’s current circumstances.
Always Leave on a Happy Note
It is awful to leave a patient in a bad mood due to the last thing that is said in the room. When visiting a patient, always be sure to leave with a laugh or a smile. Although the moment may seem insignificant to the visitor, this cheerful moment may stick with the patient for hours. This will result in the patient feeling increasingly optimistic, a significant benefit to the health that cannot be measured.
Hospital visits in themselves are no joking matter. However, it is our ability as humans to make light of any circumstances that allows us to overcome the mountain of obstacles we are faced with.