Andy Davies, MEd, PhD (thesis submitted)
University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
I have been nursing for 28 years, educating nurses for 20 years, and teaching yoga and meditation for 16 years. I was hospital trained and certificated in coronary care and critical care in the 1980’s and 1990’s. I have held six nursing education posts in Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar in hospitals, a hospital project and universities. As well I established and ran a yoga studio in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for nearly a decade. I have conducted greater than 5000 hours of classroom teaching and 2000 hours of yoga and meditation teaching. Within my Masters of Education (MEd) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) I explored firstly the expectations of yoga students of yoga classes (MEd thesis), and the experiences of senior Yoga teacher-trainers conducting modern yoga teacher-training programs (PhD thesis). I am interested in the intersection East and West from the perspectives of knowing, being, and caring.
1). The use of metaphor to appreciate the current state on nursing.
2). Exploring the architecture of consciousness to capacity-build caring.
3). Dialogic discourse around Caring Science and Eastern approaches of being, knowing, and caring.