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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335060
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using Reflective Writing as a Nursing Intervention: Review of the Literature
Other Titles:
Reflective Writing Influencing Evidence-Based Practice
Author(s):
Kennison, Monica
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Mu
Author Details:
Monica Kennison, EdD, RN, monica_kennison@berea.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, July 24, 2014: Over twenty years ago in a groundbreaking study, participants who engaged in an expressive writing intervention about emotionally-laden experiences showed positive changes in health outcomes when compared with those in a neutral writing control group. The effects lasted several weeks after the writing intervention concluded. Since then, a number of studies have indicated that written disclosure about stressful experiences improves measures of physical and mental health in clinical and non-clinical populations. For instance, expressive writing has been linked to: fewer physician visits, increases in T-helper cell growth, drops in blood pressure and heart rate, and improvements in mood. Additionally, writing about stressful events appears to increase meaning making and lead to fewer intrusive thoughts. While these studies have been primarily in the fields of psychology and medicine, nursing has begun to investigate expressive writing as a low-cost effective intervention. The purpose of this presentation is to review the literature on the effects of an expressive writing intervention on measures of physical and mental health outcomes. The presentation describes implications for evidence based practice including guidelines for practitioners who want to study the effects of a minimally-structured writing intervention in select populations.
Keywords:
Reflective writing; Nursing intervention
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14A12
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleUsing Reflective Writing as a Nursing Intervention: Review of the Literatureen
dc.title.alternativeReflective Writing Influencing Evidence-Based Practiceen
dc.contributor.authorKennison, Monicaen
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Muen
dc.author.detailsMonica Kennison, EdD, RN, monica_kennison@berea.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335060-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, July 24, 2014: Over twenty years ago in a groundbreaking study, participants who engaged in an expressive writing intervention about emotionally-laden experiences showed positive changes in health outcomes when compared with those in a neutral writing control group. The effects lasted several weeks after the writing intervention concluded. Since then, a number of studies have indicated that written disclosure about stressful experiences improves measures of physical and mental health in clinical and non-clinical populations. For instance, expressive writing has been linked to: fewer physician visits, increases in T-helper cell growth, drops in blood pressure and heart rate, and improvements in mood. Additionally, writing about stressful events appears to increase meaning making and lead to fewer intrusive thoughts. While these studies have been primarily in the fields of psychology and medicine, nursing has begun to investigate expressive writing as a low-cost effective intervention. The purpose of this presentation is to review the literature on the effects of an expressive writing intervention on measures of physical and mental health outcomes. The presentation describes implications for evidence based practice including guidelines for practitioners who want to study the effects of a minimally-structured writing intervention in select populations.en
dc.subjectReflective writingen
dc.subjectNursing interventionen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:43:12Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:43:12Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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