Upcoming Caring Science Events

The MRCSC would like to share with you some Upcoming Events to Support your Caring Practices that might interest you.  Some are free offerings and some require registration fees; all require contacting the indicated link for registration.

  1. December:  On Friday, December 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM to 4:45 PM, Watson Caring Science Institute is offering a Global Human Caring Science Webinar and Fundraiser.  Jean Watson writes: “We invite you to join us for a very special, virtual event as we reflect on what’s happening in Caring Science with 15 Human Caring Science Leaders from 8 different continents.  This webinar/fundraiser supports and celebrates Watson Caring Science Institute projects and honors the International Year of the Nurse & Midwife. This event is open it anyone, but we encourage nursing students, ND, RNs, Caritas Coaches®, WSCI Affiliate Systems, Post Docs and Senior Scholars Academics, CNOs and Auxiliary & Nurse Leaders. This virtual  program is sponsored by the University of Colorado, College of Nursing, Anschutz Medical Campus.”  Registration required with a recommended Caritas Gift of $65 minimum. Students, give what you can. Your registration is tax deductible. For program details and registration, please visit:
  2. December:   The International Association for Human Caring (IAHC) offers free monthly Online Zoom Journal Club (each offering repeated twice on different dates and times), one-hour presentations by authors who have published in the International Journal for Human Caring.  The Journal Club is open to all members and nonmembers.  You just have to register by visiting the website:  www.humancaring.org and the link will be sent to you prior to the session for which you registered.   The next Journal Club offering is on Dec 8, 2020 at 11:00 am or Dec. 15, 2020 at 7 pm.  You can attend either session that features Mary Wilby, who will present When the World is White. She will address “insights into racial disparities in the nursing profession and nursing education. Perspectives are offered on cultural competency and a Eurocentric world-view. Historical antecedents of whiteness are discussed and the links between race and status are noted.”   Once you register, you will be able to download the article. 1.5 contact hours of attendance are offered. Check monthly for  new presentations.
  3. December:  It is not too late to register for the Virtual 2020 International Association for Human Caring (IAHC) Conference on DemandLinking Theory to Caring Practice and Practice to Caring Theory.  Fee required.  Discount for students. Registration ends December 15.  Pre-recorded sessions are available through December 31, 2020 to view when you can. Please note, participants need to view all pre-recorded sessions and complete conference evaluation to earn 13.5 contact hours.   For program details and registration, visit:  https://www.humancaring.org/event-3856647
  4. December:  Call for Abstracts is now open for the virtual June 1 to July 31, 2021 International Association for Human Caring (IAHC) Conference, Inclusive Caring: Theory Guided Evidence-Based Practice. Abstract submission deadline is December 18, 2020. Please visit IAHC website: https://www.humancaring.org/Annual-Conference for more 2021 conference details and abstract submission requirements.
  5. January:  Coming Home: Healing the Sacred Circle of Life-Death, a 6-week online course that is offered several times a year by WCSI faculty.  Next course is January 10-February 21, 2021.  Registration is now open.  Class limit is 30.  Fee required.  From the website: “The aim of this short online course is to pause and create space for self in order to restore balance. In the context of caring moments and the Caritas Processes® as described by Dr. Jean Watson’s Caring Science/Human Caring Theory, this is an invitation to come home to self and to honor the sacred circle that is life-death.  The course is offered to all who have known, witnessed, and experienced these turbulent times. It is not therapy or a replacement for therapy, but a gentle space to hold and support each other as a community of learners, and through shared storytelling and aesthetic expression, take steps together to bring hope, by exploring the natural and inevitable experience of grief and loss. Know that YOU, who continue to give so much, YOU matter.  So, if you are curious to delve a little deeper, to creatively explore our shared humanity in care, compassion and healing, please join us. We will warmly welcome you.”  For program details and registration, please visit: https://www.watsoncaringscience.org/events/coming-home-healing-the-sacred-circle-of-life-death-2021/
  6. Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI):  Free Global Self-paced Online Programs:

Caring Science, Mindful Practice (free):  This free online 4-week course offered every February and September provides tools for caring professionals to enhance professional caring practices in everyday work environments. Learners will be introduced to Watson’s Caring Science. Exploration and learning related to key concepts will be supported through the introduction of mindfulness practice, reflective narrative, and contemplative art.  Asynchronous discussion, moderated by a team of educators knowledgeable in Caring Science, will provide a forum for ongoing interaction and discovery among participants during each 4-week class session. Certificates of completion will be earned by participants who complete all of the course learning modules.  2021 dates:  Feb 1 – Mar 2, 2021 and Sep 20 – Oct 17, 2021.  For more details and to register, please visit:  https://www.watsoncaringscience.org/education/free-global-online-programs/

Watson’s Caring in the Digital World (free):  Learners will be introduced to Watson’s Caring Theory and how it can be implemented in digital communications with students, colleagues, and others. Exploration and learning related to key concepts will be supported through the introduction of mindfulness practices, reflective narrative, and contemplative art.  Digital communication is commonplace in everyday life, however few people pause to deeply consider the profound impact this continuous flow of interaction has on ourselves and everyone around us. The content in this course is based on many years of research and is meant to help you become more fully aware of how to care for yourself and others in situations where communication occurs in non-face-to-face situations. 2021 Dates:  Mar 1 – 29, 2021 and Nov 1 – 29, 2021.  For more details and to register, please visit:  https://www.watsoncaringscience.org/education/free-global-online-programs/

Free Caring Science Teachings:  Open enrollment.  Introduce yourself to Caring Science by completing these three self-guided free teachings: 1) Conveying and Sustaining Caring in Online Classrooms, 2) Mindful Communication for Caring Online, 3) Caring Science, Mindful Practice at Work and Beyond. They are an excellent place to begin learning about Caring Science. Each training takes about 30-60 minutes to complete. The trainings are based on research results from studies completed by Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, Distinguished Watson Caring Science Scholar.  They are sponsored by the East Carolina University Office for Faculty Excellence.    For more details and to register, please visit: https://www.watsoncaringscience.org/education/free-global-online-programs/