Regional Caritas Consortia


Regional Caritas Consortia  are local grass-roots forums, that emerged from the Watson Caring Science Institute’s International Caritas Consortium (ICC), to increase opportunities to explore the philosophy, ethic, and practices of Caring Science in their local areas.

Watson Caring Science Institute endorses Regional Caritas Consortia to help nurses and nursing and other health care providers unite and expand shared values, philosophies, theories, practice and commitments to advance human caring, healing, health and peace for our world.

Watson Caring Science Institute’s overall aims are to:

  • network and unite practitioners, leaders, administrators, educators, scholars, researchers of Caring Science scholarship
  • disseminate grass roots local, national, and global programs and human caring initiatives from around the world
  • provide a forum for local and global nursing and health/healing professionals to expand and disseminate knowledge and practices of human caring, healing and peace in service to humanity, through informed moral action
  • access and collate a local and global database of Caring Science
Vision & Values

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For further information please contact Dianne Reid.

Regional Caritas Consortia

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.)Dr. Jean Watson