Our concern, caring and grateful thanks go out to all those who are working to help us deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, and particularly to those who are in the forefront, caring for the Ill.
The MRCSC has suspended in-person conferences during the pandemic and has been offering free, 90-minute, web-based presentations. The next such presentation is an exciting Fall program on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Human-Centered Leadership in Healthcare. The key speakers are nurse authors and entrepreneurs, Kay Kennedy, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ; Susan Campis, MSN, RN, NE-BC; and Lucy Leclerc, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, co-authors of the 2020 article in Nurse Leader, “Human-Centered Leadership: Creating Change from the Inside Out”, and the soon to be published book, Human-Centered Leadership in Healthcare: Evolution of a Revolution,with a foreword by Jean Watson. The speakers also serve as Senior Principal Consultants for “uLeadership, LLC”, a consulting team teaching nurses and other healthcare leaders a new contemporary approach to Human-Centered Leadership in Healthcare. See the EVENTS page for details and registration for the October program.
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 professions to share and explore Caring Science and caring practices that foster and sustain personal and professional well-being and growth, healing relationships, healthy work environments, and best outcomes in patient care. Toward this goal, the MRCSC offers local no-fee semi-annual or annual conferences in partnership with schools of nursing or health care institutions.
This website serves to increase communication about and registration for the local MRCSC conferences, as well as to provide information about other local, national, and global Caring Science and caring practice initiatives, educational opportunities, and conferences.
“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.)