- September 29, 2020
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
8th Massachusetts Regional Caring Science Consortium Conference –Celebrating the Year of the Nurse and Midwife
The Power of Nurse Caring and Community in Turbulent Times: Cultivating Resiliency with Mindfulness and Storytelling
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm at Endicott College, Beverly, MA
As health care professionals, we are acutely aware of the need to follow proper mitigating practices for the health of conference participants and the general public, particularly in the midst of the current pandemic. This conference has been in planning for some time now, and we have decided to proceed with the hope that the situation will have become largely resolved by the end of September. This decision will be reviewed considering the actual situation as the date approaches and the status of the conference will be posted on this site. Conference registrants will be notified my email of the decision to confirm, reschedule or cancel the conference. If the decision is to cancel the in-person conference, we will do our best to have this important and timely material presented at a virtual conference.
The conference is sponsored by Endicott College and Beverly Hospital and hosted by Endicott College. The keynote speaker is Christine McNulty Buckley, DNP, MBA, RN, CPHQ, NEA‑BC, Caritas Coach®, Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University. Dr. McNulty Buckley is a Caring Science scholar with expertise in Mindfulness practice and supporting clinical teams. She will address the relationship of mindfulness and nurse resiliency. The conference will also focus on storytelling as a tool to cultivate personal and community resilience and connectedness, featuring a storytelling panel of local nurses, sharing caring moment stories of patient and community care during pandemic challenges.
In addition, Caritas Coach projects from the Watson Caritas Coach Education Program® will offer practical examples of how to use storytelling as a healing modality in health care systems. This conference will have opportunities for experiential small group participation and discussion to explore the conference themes and implementation in practice. Take-home handouts will be offered.
Continental breakfast, parking, and contact hours will be provided. Conference details including exact location and parking provisions will be posted on this site and emailed to registrants as they are finalized. There is no fee for the conference, but registration is required by September 22, 2020. To register, click on the REGISTER NOW box above and fill out the displayed form. Thank you.
Please join the exciting and meaningful presentations, activities, and conversation on September 29, 2020 to renew your caring practices and heart of nursing in these challenging times.
Endicott College is a private college in Beverly, Massachusetts. The website is at https://www.endicott.edu/. Details on the exact location on the conference on campus and available parking will be provided later on this site, and to conference registrants via their supplied email addresses.