Creative Expression As a Self-Care Strategy for Nurses Working with Women Who Have Experienced Emotional or Physical Violence

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Linda R. Garner, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, APHN-BC, CHES
Department of Nursing, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, USA

Learning Objective 1: 1. The learner will be able to discuss how creative expression, specifically crafting, can be used as a self-care strategy to protect and nurture personal well-being when providing care to women who have experienced emotional or physical violence.

Learning Objective 2: 2. The learner will be able to give at least three examples of crafting activities that have been found to induce “flow” or the relaxation response.