Global Programs


The value of Human Caring and Caring Science is a growing global phenomena. Like Nightingale’s lamp, we continue to be the light in the institutional darkness, and it is within this framework that we return to our own humanity and purpose. Nursing and evolved Health Care systems recognize the need for theory-based informed practice. Caring is not just a profession but rather a way of being/becoming. This work is universal and we have a duty of care to act as a platform to showcase, learn from, and celebrate the work of Caring Science throughout the world.


Middle East

Middle Eastern Nurses & Partners Uniting in Human Caring   Read more.
  Sponsored and endorsed by Watson Caring Science Institute in collaboration with Healing Health Care Systems, International Association of Human Caring and Institute of HeartMath.
  May 12-15, 2022 — Aqaba, Jordan
Living and Healing During the Pandemic
  January 30 – February 1, 2020 — Aqaba, Jordan
Creating a Culture of Caring/Healing
  January 31 – February 2, 2019 — Aqaba, Jordan
Nurses Role in Social Activism
  February 1-3, 2018 — Aqaba, Jordan
The Nursing Force in Promoting Health Equity
  February 9-11, 2017 — Aqaba, Jordan
The Nursing Force in Promoting Health Equity
  February 25-27, 2016 — Dead Sea, Jordan
Bridging the Technology Gap
  February 19-21, 2015 — Aqaba, Jordan
Human Caring Cycles of Life: From Home to Community to Hospital to Home
  February 14-16, 2014 — Aqaba, Jordan
Human Caring in a Time of World Crisis: Transcending Culture & Boundaries
  June 7-8, 2013 — Amman, Jordan
Theory Guided Caring Science Practices: Transcending Cultures and Borders


Human Caring Canada — Victoria, BC, Canada
  Global Alliance for Human Caring Education (GAHCE) in partnership with the Watson Caring Science Institute
Health and Healing for All: Spirit and Science Converging to Transform Healthcare Systems
  September 30 – October 1, 2019

South America

WCSI in Latin America   Read more.

II Latin American Human Caring Congress — Montevideo, Uruguay
Working together with colleagues from Universidad Católica del Uruguay and Universidad de la República Uruguay
  November 14 – 16, 2019

I Latin American Human Caring Congress — Santiago, Chile
  Sponsored by The Ministry of Health of Chile
North and South together in more humane care
  November 20 – 23, 2017

Congress on Human Caring — Valledupar, Colombia
Human Caring is everyone’s concern
  August 28 – 31, 2017


Global Human Caring Conference — Wuhan, China
  Sponsored by Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College, Huahzong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, and The Humanistic Nursing Committee of Chinese Life Care Association.
  Convened by Watson Caring Science Institute, and Dr. Jean Watson, WCSI Founder, Co –Chair of event, with Dr. Yilan Liu.
  Endorsed by:Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, International Association for Human Caring, and Watson Caring Science Center University of Colorado College of Nursing
East Meets West – Soul and Science Unite in Human Caring. Explore Unitary Caring Science through Ancient and Contemporary Healing Arts, Rituals, Methods, Mystery and Metaphors
  October 14-16, 2016

South Africa

First South Africa International Caritas Consortium — Johannesburg, South Africa
  Co-hosted by: Watson Caring Science Institute, USA and the University of South Africa, Pretoria, SA
  In collaboration with: University of Johannesburg, SA and the International Association in Human Caring
UBUNTU: Uniting in Human Caring — “I am because we are”
  September 16-18, 2015


Caring Science, Sacred Science Seminar — Lucca, Italy
Caritas-Communitas and ‘all our relations’
  June 19-23, 2017
  June 16-19, 2016
  May 28-31, 2015

Uniting European Nurses & Health Science Colleagues In Human Caring — Torino, Italy
  Presented by Watson Caring Science Institute and the Caring in Progress Group, Torino, Italy
  June 23-24, 2014

Nourishing Heart Intelligence: Inspiration and Balance in Our Work and Lives — Montefalco (Umbria), Italy
Dr. Jean Watson will be participating in the first few days of the program along with Bruce Cryer, Global Director, HeartMath and Gary Malkin, Emmy Award Winning Musician
  June 20-25, 2013

Italian Nurses Uniting in Human Caring – Lucca, Italy
Watson Caring Science and Italian Nurses Uniting in Human Caring
  June 16, 2013


International Hiroshima Conference on Caring and Peace — Hiroshima, Japan
Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing (Hatsukaichi)
  Organized by: International Hiroshima Conference on Caring and Peace Planning Committee
  Co-organized by: Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing, Caring Island Kyushu-Okinawa Project and Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI)
  Under the Auspices of: Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima City, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Nursing Association, Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association, Hiroshima City Medical Association, .e Chugoku Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun Hiroshima General Bureau, Japan Broadcasting Corporation Hiroshima Station
  Endorsed by: Fukuoka Prefectural University, Kobe City College of Nursing, .e Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing, Okayama Prefectural University, Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen University, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima International University, Prefectural University of Hiroshima, International Reflective Practice Conference – United Kingdom, American Holistic Nurses Association – USA, International Association for Human Caring – USA, Healing Touch Program USA
  March 24-25, 2012

International Charter in Human Caring (ICHC)   Read more.
Worldwide pledge for Human Caring and peace, presented at the First Asian-Pacific International Caritas Consortium and International Caring and Peace Conference: Hiroshima, Japan,
  June 18-19, 2011