- Describe how nursing humor is used as a coping mechanism.
- Discuss the appropriate and inappropriate uses of nursing humor.
About the Author
Terry M. Foster
Terry M. Foster, RN, MSN, FAEN, CCRN, CPEN, TCRN, CEN started his career an LPN from Booth Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing in Covington, Kentucky. After four years of practicing in both the ED & ICU, he received his RN diploma from The Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati. In 1997 he then earned his Master's Degree in Critical-Care and Trauma Nursing from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health.
Terry has authored more than 40 professional publications in various textbooks, nursing, and healthcare journals. Additionally, he has lectured on a wide variety of clinical topics at nursing seminars and conferences throughout the USA, having given a total of over 5000 formal presentations. Nationally he is a well-known and sought-after speaker on nursing humor, as well as clinical topics on critical-care and emergency nursing. As a humorist, Terry has also performed at the Las Vegas Caesar's Palace, Atlantic City's Trump Tower, and at local comedy venues in the greater Cincinnati area. Read more