Year: 1990 Source: Educational Gerontology, v.16, no.6, (November-December 1990), p.547-559 SIEC No: 19910854

Guidelines for including geriatric content in 6 health care disciplines recommend training in topics such as fear of aging, death, dying, grieving & suicide. The psychoanalytic theory of humour provides a basis for using humour to teach these sensitive topics. Suggestions are provided for incorporating humour into lesson plans & assignments. The use of humour contributes to learning & to improved health care for older people. (67 refs.)