Healthcare, ICU

Laughs and Good Vibes!

Laughs and good vibes! Extremely curious workshop by Thedoctorwearsprada

 What I love the most of being a doctor is that it still has the ability to surprise me…and I think this will last forever! Everyday duties, shifts, sleeping recovering days, ventilation conferences, and unaffordable congresses to attend…

But three days ago, still enjoying a couple of days in Paris, I received the weirdest text ever: SENSE OF HUMOR AND CLOWN WORKSHOP FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS. Gabi, my chief resident, always involved in a thousand projects, was now organising the most hilarious workshop ever!

 

No doubt I couldn’t miss that chance! So, I showed up in the Hospital of Torrejón, surrounded by complete strangers from the most different fields of health system, with José I. Ricarte, a Family Practice Doctor ready to let us wear a new pair of glasses to watch the world, our health world, from a different side.

We’ve learned that a sense of humor doesn’t really mean to laugh out loud, that a nice word or just to remember the birthday of a patient could be the greatest gift, and that a smile between needles and plasters heals more than amoxicillin!

How??? We’ve been back to our chidhood playing catch, we’ve walked down the catwalk like stars, we’ve given a thousand hugs and danced with strangers!!! My face muscles still hurt for laughing so much!

Theory and practices. Laughs. Good vibes…what else!? I can’t wait for the next event with José and the great family I’ve discovered and with whom I’ve won my big red nose. Now I am ready to make my patients ‘a little less hard’ their stay with us!

 

See you in the next! (because this, is addictive!)
 
Thedoctorwearsprada
*re-posted with permission from Gabi Heras, ICU Physician from: http://www.humanizingintensivecare.com/2014/12/laughs-and-good-vibes-extremely-curious.html

2 thoughts on “Laughs and Good Vibes!”

    1. Julie- I could not agree more. Imagine a child in the hospital and their physician comes to their room in a clown nose and puts a smile on their face. Reminds me of the movie “Patch Adams” which I loved!
      To me laughter and joking is appropriate with the right patient, much like a kind word, a smile or a gentle touch.

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