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Our concern, caring and grateful thanks go out to all those who are working to help us deal with the COVID-19, and particularly to those who are in the forefront, caring for the ill.

The Autumn 2022 MRCSC program will be an exciting presentation by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, LL (AAN), famed nursing theorist and transformative leader, who will present, What’s Underneath the Theory of Human Caring and Transpersonal Moments/ Micropractices. It will be on Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM ET.  The web format and Dr. Watson’s presentation will encourage discussion and interaction with the attendees. Register on the MRCSC Autumn 2022 Program page, starting 18 July.

The MRCSC Spring 2022 program, Healing the Caregiver: Sustaining Self-Wellbeing Practices in Stressful Times, was held on  April 28, 2022. The program explored healing practices for the caregiver through the lens of Caring Science, including experiential activities around mindfulness, reflective practice, meditation, and other mind-body-spirit renewal practices. It was well attended and, from the received reviews, well regarded. 

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.)