Humor Bibliography


Compiled by Daniel Leffingwell MS, RN


Bairn, P. "Recipe for Health: Laughter and Killer Cells" Nursing Spectrum (N. Eng) 1998 Jan. 12; (1):6.


Balzer, JW. "Humor adds the creative touch to CQI teams." Journal of Nursing Care Quality 1994 Jul;8(4):13-9.


Berk L. Eustress "Of mirthful laughter modifies natural killer cell activity." Clinical Research 1989:37 (115)


Buckwalter et al. " Shining through: the humor and individuality of persons with Alzheimer’s disease." Journal of Gerontological Nursing 1995 Mar;21(3):1l-6.


Chapman, AH.& Chapman-Santana, M. "The use of humor in psychotherapy." Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria 1995 Mar;53(1): 153-6.


Norman Cousins, Rene Dubos (Introduction), 1991 Head First: The Biologv of Hope and the Healing Power of the Human Spirit: Norman Cousins Anatomv of an Illness As Perceived by the Patient: Reflections on Healing and Regeneration.


Ditlow, F. "The missing element in health care. Humor as a form of creativity." Journal of Holistic Nursing 1993 Mar; 11(1):66-79.


Fry, P.S. "Perfectionism, humor, and optimism as moderators of health outcomes and determinants of coping styles of women executives." Genetic, Social, & General Psychology Monographs 1995 May;121(2):211-45.


Gelkopf, M., Kreitler, S. & Sigal, M . "Laughter in a psychiatric ward. Somatic, emotional, social, and clinical influences on schizophrenic patients." Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease 1993 May;181(5):283-9.


Herth, K.A. " Humor and the older adult." Applied Nursing Research 1993 Nov;6( 4): 146-53.


Klein, A. (1989) The Healing Power of Humor : Techniques for Getting Through Loss, Setbacks. Upsets. Disappointments, Difficulties. Trials, Tribulations, and All That.


Lambert, R.B. & Lambert, N.K. "The effects of humor on secretory immunoglobulin A levels in school-aged children." Pediatric Nursing 1995 Jan-Feb;21(1):16-9.


LaTour, K. “Tumor Humor?” Cure 2 (4) 2003:29-33.


McGhee, P. "Rx: Laughter." RN Magazine 1998 July, 61 (7): 50-53.


Richman, J" The lifesaving function of humor with the depressed and suicidal elderly." Gerontologist 1995 Apr;35(2):271-3.


Robinson, V.M. (1990) Humor and the Health Professions. Thorofare NJ: C.B. Slack


Simon, Jolene M . "Humor and the older adult: Implications for nursing". J of Advanced Nursing, 1988 v 14,441-446.


Wooten, P. "Does a humor workshop affect nurse burnout?" J Nursing Jocularity.; 1992 2(2):42-43.


Wooten, Patty. (1992) "Humor as therapy for patient and caregiver" Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Philadelphia P A: JB Lippincott Co.


Wooten, P. (1996) Compassionate Laughter : Jest for Your Health.


Yoder, M.A. & Haude, R.B. " Sense of humor and longevity: older adult’s self-ratings compared with ratings for deceased siblings." Psychological Reports 1995 Jun;76(3 Pt 1):945-6