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Creat Nurs. 2010;16(4):180-4.

Journaling: creating space for "I".

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Clayton State University Morrow, Georgia, USA. jennellcharles@clayton.edu

Abstract

As nurses engaged in a caring profession, it is critical that we learn not only to care for others but also to care for ourselves. To care effectively for ourselves, we must create the space and time in which to do this. Journaling is one tool that scholars offer as a way to create this space. Although there is no clear consensus about the best techniques for journaling, there is evidence that journaling, as a reflective, meditative activity, can promote creativity, self-awareness, and personal development.

PMID:
21140872
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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