Most people in this country treat death with a great deal of seriousness and sadness, but in other countries and cultures it is treated with celebration as it symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter in the cycle of life and after-life. In fact, the Balinese death procession has been described as a small Rose Bowl parade with an Irish wake thrown in.. This article shares stories and examples of how humor can definitely ease stress and create happiness in an otherwise tough time for all.
“Humor can help everyone who is involved in a death bear the unbearable. For the survivor, humor can be a source of strength. For the professional caregiver, who encounters numerous deaths, humor can be a socially acceptable way of releasing frustration and helplessness. For the patient, humor can be a way of coping with failing body functions, unfamiliar medical procedures, and confused emotions. ”
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