There are so many systemic and pervasive issues impacting on the care of older people both in the community and in residential aged care settings. Any of us who continue to work in these settings, know that even in “good facilities and good environments” we find regular examples of care practices that expose us to feelings varying from discomfort to downright despair.
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa
I was reminded of the importance of humour from attending a presentation of Dr Peter Spitzer of the Clown Doctors the other evening. http://clowndoctors.org.au