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Using journaling to support nurses’ mental well-being and self-care in challenging times

Butler, Sarah


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Miss Sarah Butler
Programme Director – PG Cert Clinical Practice


This article explores a transformative tool – journaling – to empower nurses in navigating these difficult times. As we look into the connection of nursing, mental health, and self-care, this comprehensive guide aims to provide nurses with practical insights, step-by-step procedures, and a deeper understanding of how journaling can be a foundation in their journey toward improved mental wellness. In the face of unprecedented challenges, this guide seeks to provide nurses with an accessible and effective approach to reclaiming and fortifying their mental wellbeing.


Butler, S. (2024). Using journaling to support nurses’ mental well-being and self-care in challenging times. Nursing Management,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 17, 2024
Online Publication Date Jun 25, 2024
Publication Date Jun 25, 2024
Deposit Date Jun 10, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jun 26, 2024
Journal Nursing Management
Print ISSN 1354-5760
Publisher RCN Publishing (RCNi)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Clinical; Continuing professional development; Education; Health promotion; Mental health; Nurses’ well-being; Professional; Professional issues; Reflection; Well-being
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This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Nursing Management, copyright © The author, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see doi: 10.7748/nm.2024.e2136

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