Brenda Elsagher is a Certified Humor Professional accredited through the
Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH)
A three year program teaching evidenced-based research on humor and healing.
Brenda Elsagher has been speaking to healthcare audiences across the country for over 18 years. Her talks are inspiring and laughter filled. Who knew how important humor is in healthcare! BRENDA and science back it up.
Through stories, hundreds of interviews with people who have dealt with clinical and hospital settings, Brenda illustrates positive interactions between healthcare professionals and the patient. She demonstrates how humor opens receptivity to learn and understand important medical instructions given to the patient and their caregivers. Brenda will give you a rare look “behind the scenes,” with numerous and humorous insights for healthcare professionals, and they will walk away assured they make a difference in the lives of their patients.
Brenda’s talk Humor and Healing From the Patient’s/Caregiver’s Perspective
is a 1 hour keynote that carries 1 CEU credit.
Evidenced Based Research
Brenda outlines evidence that shows the results of using humor and it’s effects on the body both physically and psychologically.
She shows how it opens receptivity to the care being given to the patient.
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nursing Assistants
Doctors, Physician Assistants
Long Term Care
Physical, Respiratory, Occupational,Pulmonary, Speech Therapists
Radiologists, Radiology Technicians
Technicians, Lab, X-ray, Ultrasound,
Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians
Office and Support Staff
Social Workers, Mental Health Workers
From the CEO of the hospital to the Parking Lot Attendant Brenda strikes a relatable chord
with everyone connected in a healthcare setting.
Discover how to use humor with patients to ease fear, anxiety, and help them have a better outlook.
Strategies for self care to prevent burnout for the patient/caregiver
How to gain insight to the patient’s/caregiver’s perspective
Learn 4 Crucial things about Why Laughter Is So Important At Work
Her mix of humor, humility and humanity allows her to share special insights
into the caring relationship which is such an integral part of nursing.
Susan Birkhead, DNS, MPH, RN, CNE
Director, Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing
“Hearing Brenda speak at a nursing conference left our colleagues in stitches.
She delivers a heartfelt presentation that can lighten the room,
yet deliver a powerful message for caregivers as she encourages
them to use humor with compassion.
Lynn Salmela, MA, RN-BC
Jan Tomaino, DNP, RN, AHN-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialists
Essentia Health, Duluth, MN