28th World Congress on Neurology and Therapeutics
Aschwin Van Loon
Amsterdam UMC, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
Aschwin Van Loon has worked on neurology wards and neuro surgery wards for almost two decades and after working as a registered senior nurse at a rehabilitaion centre on a ward with MS, lower and upper leg amputees and paraplegic’s patients. He has always wondered why they, as nursing staff, always use humour when they are around other nurses but almost never when they are around their patients. He has started nursing care when he was in late twenties after he had done another education in sports. Finally after much taking and debating with thesis counsellor he came up with ‘Humour as a Nursing Intervention’. In 2013 while attending the World Neuroscience Congress of the WFNN in Japan he came in contact with Vicki Evans and and she helped him to publish my thesis as an article in the Australasian Journal of Neuroscience.
Abstract : Humour as a nursing intervention