Using poetry to discover and share significant meanings in child and adolescent mental health nursing

Bonnie Raingruber

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Abstract

Topic: Does writing and reading poetry help nurse-therapists, students, and clients reflect on significant meanings and gain a greater understanding of intense clinical situations? Purpose: To describe the use of poetry in managing intense feelings, discuss the relevant literature, articulate how students and clients responded to the use of poetry, and address the limitations of such an approach. Sources: Published literature, clinical expertise, and poems written by the author. Conclusions: Writing and reading poetry helps clinicians, students, and clients give voice to situations that touch their hearts. Poetry and literature should be used more extensively in clinical and educational settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-20
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

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Keywords

  • Compassion fatigue
  • Empathy
  • Poetry
  • Therapeutic use of self

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pediatrics

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Using poetry to discover and share significant meanings in child and adolescent mental health nursing. / Raingruber, Bonnie.

In: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2004, p. 13-20.

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