47 min

#52 Gallows Humor: At the Bedside Segment Core IM | Internal Medicine Podcast

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House of God author, Samuel Shem and Prof Katharine Watson share thought-provoking takes on Gallows Humor.
Laugh and listen to this captivating take on the different shades of humor in the day-to-day of medicine.

Time Stamps


* 02:33 Episode preview and Guest Introductions
* 04:20 Definition of Gallows Humor
* 07:25 Gallows Humor by Comedians vs Patients vs Physicians


The Good


* 08:15 Benefits/Functions of Humor in General
* 11:10  Connection
* 13:07 Coping/Catharsis
* 16:22 Resistance Against Oppression
* 19:03 Humor as our Authenticity/Humanity


The Bad, The Ugly


* 21:01 Unintended Audiences (e.g., patients, families)
* 25:30 “Corporeal” Joking
* 28:00 Toxic Role Modeling
* 31:10 Desensitization/Losing Empathy
* Tips, Takeaways & Conclusion33:48 Challenging Inappropriate Jokes
* 35:45 Excessive Gallows Humor:  Signal of Distress?
* 37:17 Using Gallows Humor: Questions to Ask Yourself
* 38:40 Keeping the Faith!




* 41:11 Excerpt from Man’s 4th Best Hospital by Samuel Shem


Transcript and References (https://www.coreimpodcast.com/2019/10/30/gallows-humor/)
Tag: medical humanities, medical ethics, CoreIM, IMCore

House of God author, Samuel Shem and Prof Katharine Watson share thought-provoking takes on Gallows Humor.
Laugh and listen to this captivating take on the different shades of humor in the day-to-day of medicine.

Time Stamps


* 02:33 Episode preview and Guest Introductions
* 04:20 Definition of Gallows Humor
* 07:25 Gallows Humor by Comedians vs Patients vs Physicians


The Good


* 08:15 Benefits/Functions of Humor in General
* 11:10  Connection
* 13:07 Coping/Catharsis
* 16:22 Resistance Against Oppression
* 19:03 Humor as our Authenticity/Humanity


The Bad, The Ugly


* 21:01 Unintended Audiences (e.g., patients, families)
* 25:30 “Corporeal” Joking
* 28:00 Toxic Role Modeling
* 31:10 Desensitization/Losing Empathy
* Tips, Takeaways & Conclusion33:48 Challenging Inappropriate Jokes
* 35:45 Excessive Gallows Humor:  Signal of Distress?
* 37:17 Using Gallows Humor: Questions to Ask Yourself
* 38:40 Keeping the Faith!




* 41:11 Excerpt from Man’s 4th Best Hospital by Samuel Shem


Transcript and References (https://www.coreimpodcast.com/2019/10/30/gallows-humor/)
Tag: medical humanities, medical ethics, CoreIM, IMCore

47 min

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