Pediatric Nurse Attitudes Towards Art Therapy and Mindfulness to Implement Self-care Practices
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
Degree Granting Institution
Notre Dame de Namur University
John Lemmon, PhD
Jennifer Harrison, PsyD, DAAETS, ATR-BC
Amy Backos, PhD, ATR-BC
The objective of this study is to understand the attitudes of pediatric nurses regarding Self-Care practices to cope efficiently with inherent work stressors. The online survey gave 73 participants a platform to indicate what kind of Self-Care practices they currently employ and if there was interest in participating in an Art Therapy with Mindfulness workshop for Self-Care practices. The survey asked participants quantitative information such as demographic, viewpoint, intentionality and frequency of Self-Care. Qualitative information was used to identify specific Self-Care practices pediatric nurses are utilizing. Results of the study found pediatric nurses value Self-Care and participating in a Self-Care workshop. Pediatric nurses’ attitudes towards Art Therapy and Mindfulness are positive overall. The findings of this study would help Mental Health professionals in advising a workshop catering to the specific practices of pediatric nurses as well as providing insight into the current Self-Care practices of pediatric nurses.
Stutes, Sophia, "Pediatric Nurse Attitudes Towards Art Therapy and Mindfulness to Implement Self-care Practices" (2015). Art Therapy | Master's Theses in Print. 281.