Welcome to the Massachusetts Regional Caring Science Consortium (MRCSC) website. The MRCSC mission is to increase opportunities for nurses in all roles and other health care providers to reconnect with core values and the heart of their healing profession. The MRCSC is a forum for nurses and other health care professionals to share and explore caring practices that foster and sustain personal and professional well-being, healing relationships, healthy environments and best outcomes in patient care.
This website serves to increase communication of Caring Science initiatives and educational opportunities, including MRCSC local conferences and registration and other conferences focused on caring practices. The 8th Massachusetts Regional Caring Science Consortium (MRCSC) conference is tentatively planned for the Spring of 2020. Preliminary details on topics, speakers and venue will be posted on this site early in 2020.
The 7th MRCSC conference on The Power of Caring Science Practices to Create Healing Work Environments, featuring Dr. Jean Watson, renowned nurse theorist of Caring Science and the afternoon Fireside Chat with Jean Watson and Joan Vitello were held November 5 at UMass Worcester Graduate School of Nursing. Both sessions were well attended and extremely well received. Photos are posted in the Photo Galleries page of this site. Both sessions were audio recorded and we will post information on access when it becomes available.
We thank UMass Worcester Graduate School of Nursing for providing the venues and, for the morning session, the excellent breakfast and continuing education credits; the volunteers who helped organize and run the conference; UMass Worcester Medical School, Graduate School of of Nursing staff for their generous efforts and cooperation; and of course the speakers, particularly Dr. Watson and Dr. Vitello, for sharing their time and expertise.
“Nursing’s [and other health profession’s] social, moral, professional, and scientific contributions to human kind and society lie in its commitment to sustain and advance human caring values, knowledge, practices, and ideals in theory, practice, education, and research…” (Watson, J. (2012). Human Caring Science: A Theory of Nursing, Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.)