Write Your Way Through Emotional Difficulty and Stress: Journaling for Self-Care

Author(s): ChristyAnne Passion

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Oct 15, 2026

Topics: Motivational & Personal Growth, Well-Being

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Persistent and often overwhelming work challenges can exact a heavy toll on nurses, placing them at great risk for burnout, anxiety and exhaustion. Creative writing and journaling can have a positive impact on these risks. The benefits of writing as a coping strategy and mindfulness practice are discussed in this presentation. Specific writing techniques to assist with decreasing stress and to foster improved self-awareness are taught. Session complexity: foundational.


  • Review literature on journaling/creative writing and its impact on healthcare professionals.
  • Define potential benefits writing can imbue in regard to self-awareness, releasing emotions and synthesizing complex situations.
  • Explain/teach specific writing techniques with the potential to assist with decreasing stress and improving overall sense of wellbeing.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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