We continue to highlight our Caritas Colleagues and share their contribution and commitment to Caring Science. This month we are celebrating: Dianne Gronberg Reid, MS, BSN RN, NE-BC.
At Winchester Hospital I learned of Jean Watson’s Caring Science and Human Caring theory. I worked closely with the Director of Magnet Services on the third Magnet Recertification Journey. Jean Watson is the nurse theorist since the first Magnet Journey. In April 2013, I became involved with the Massachusetts Regional Caring Science Consortium initiated by Lynne Wagner. I attended the initial monthly meeting held and several meetings after along with the twice a year programs that are held currently. As the Vice President of a regional educators group, I chaired the annual conference. Lynne Wagner was a key note speaker that year.
I feel very fortunate to be working with the Watson Caring Science Institute as the new Watson Lotus Awards Development Manager to educate more individuals and embrace those who are on the journey to add Caring Science to their practice and their lives.
I strive to live/share the Caritas Processes® in my professional and personal life.
Areas of Expertise
I believe my work experiences have provided many growth opportunities. I have been fortunate to work with several amazing mentors and to supervise departments in hospital organizations, home care and school health in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I have chaired committees on Professional Advancement, Teach Back Education method to use with Patients, HeartMath Training for staff, Baby Friendly Program and Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) and MARN Contact Hour Education Committees. I have been a member of Safety, Infection Prevention, Patient Experience, Clinical Policy and Procedure Committees. Additionally, an active member of Ethics, Schwartz Rounds and Professional Advisory Committees.
Contributions to the Legacy of Caring Science
To help promote the legacy of Caring Science, I inform and share with colleague’s upcoming programs and the Watson Caring Science Institute website with nursing colleagues. I explain that this is not a theory or a concept that is just for nurses. Caring Science can be embraced by an entire healthcare organization and can become part of the way one chooses to live their life. As a supervisor, I strive to use Caritas Process 4 and 8 with staff. It is important to develop healing, trusting, caring relationships and to understand that each person has unique ways to learn and incorporate knowledge into their practice. As an individual, I am always open to new ideas and processes so Caritas Process 10 reminds me to keep an open mind personally and professionally to new ideas and adventures.
Tilton, NH, USA
- July 2012, Association Nursing Professional Development Annual Convention — The Teach Back Method: A Four Step Tool to Help Reduce Hospital Readmission. Co-presentation podium
- September 2012, Organization of Nurse Leaders MA and RI Fall Program — The Teach Back Method: A Four Step Tool to Help Reduce Hospital Readmission. Co-presentation poster
- April 2013, North Eastern Organization Nurse Educator 6th Annual Symposium — The Teach Back Method: A Four Step Tool to Help Reduce Hospital Readmission. Co-presentation podium and poster