Middle Eastern Nurses & Partners Uniting in Human Caring



Mission

Middle Eastern Nurses Uniting in Human Caring promote the practice and application of Caring Science/Caring Theory, translating theory into concrete ethical and evidence-informed approaches for self and others.


Vision

Our vision is that those working in the health care professions will honor the connectedness of our shared humanity and all living things. Caring Science acknowledges human caring starts with self, moving in concentric circles, with the purpose to heal, radiating caring to others, our communities, the Planet Earth respecting the ill and injured and suffering in the world.


History

The origin of this project was June 2012, where a group of nurses met with Dr. Jean Watson from Watson Caring Science Institute, USA, in a small gathering in Jaffe, Israel, supported by the Peres Peace Foundation and held in its facilities.

From that gathering emerged the 1st international conference: “Middle Eastern Nurses & Partners Uniting in Human Caring,” held in Amman, Jordan, June 2013.

Since then, we have gathered in Jordan to unite in human caring, transcending border, boundaries, cultures and religions to bring together health professionals under a shared commitment to offer knowledgeable, compassion human caring to our global society. The abstracts (below) reflect some of the presentations from nurses and other health professionals at its Second Annual Conference.

The conference was held in Aqaba, Jordan and was attended by professionals from Jordan, Israel, Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and USA.

This project and series of annual conferences are sponsored and endorsed by Watson Caring Science Institute in collaboration with Healing Health Care Systems, International Association of Human Caring and Institute of HeartMath.

The Fourth Annual Middle East Conference was held February 25-27, 2016 in Jordan on the Dead Sea.


Additional Website Resources

Nurses in the Middle East Association is a non-governmental organization, sponsored and supported by the Watson Caring Science Institute. The group are nurses from Israel, East Jerusalem and Palestine working together to improve the delivery of health care in the region.

Nurses in the Middle East Support Nurses in the Middle East
Articles

When Unconditional Compassion and Kindness Is Life-Giving, by Susan Mazer


Sponsorship

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to this non-profit Middle Eastern Human Caring Project.  Thank you!

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Special appreciation and gratitude to those who have contributed to this special event:

  Dallas Smith & Dr. Susan Mazer
  Jean Watson
  Healing Healthcare Systems
  Marian & Brooks Turkel
  Katherine Wall
  Joseph Giovannoni
  Ron Lesinski
  Watson Caring Science Institute
  Institute of HeartMath

Conference History

This 1st International Jordan conference was attended by nurses and health professionals from Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Saudi, Jordan and USA. The conference resulted in creating a formal organizational structure and plans for continual gathering around selected unifying projects and programs:  Middle Eastern Nurses and Partners Uniting in Human Caring

Watson Caring Science Institute, a non-profit international foundation in USA, sponsored this first conference, with support from Healing Healthcare System, USA. Endorsed by HeartMath and Conscious Global Leadership Institute, USA.

Program Overview

A Vision and Mission statement was developed from a subcommittee of those present; and worked with Dr. Watson to hold the 2nd International Conference, Aquaba, Southern Jordan, February 2014.

In the meantime, the group in the Middle East continued to meet to address and share Caring Science scholarship projects, and professional clinical caring practice projects, research and stories of patient care which unite them across borders and boundaries.

We welcome international collaboration and sponsorship from other individual and groups to participate in our work.

Theory Guided Caring Science Practices: Transcending Cultures and Borders

The 2nd International Conference invited international collaboration and cutting-edge approaches to Caring Science/Caritas Processes™ and theory-guided approaches to patients/families of diverse cultures – transcending borders and boundaries for authentic caring-healing and health for all.

Diverse forms of inquiry and forms of evidence were addressed related to global human caring-healing needs for society. Health care policy recommendations were explored that addressed individual and system caring practices which supported transformative, comprehensive authentic human caring for all people, around the globe. This conference theme transcended boundaries and borders and human differences – uniting all health professionals under a shared commitment to offer knowledgeable, compassionate human caring to society.

This Middle Eastern Caring Science Conference incorporated innovative, creative personal/professional approaches, initiatives, and strategies for increasing the knowledge and skills of educators, practitioners and students for sustaining human caring for self and diverse others.

Global Issues were considered related to clinical caring theory-guided practice, unit level models of care, caring curriculum-education, and universality of human experiences of suffering in need of human caring. Expanded forms of evidence, multiple ways of knowing and researching served to reveal and uncover human caring to promote health and healing for all.

Abstracts & Posters

The 2nd International Conference held in Aqaba, Jordan February 14-16, 2014 was attended by a larger group of nurses, approaching 100 throughout the Middle East. It included increasing numbers of nurse scholars, practitioners, and leaders from various settings in the region. The abstracts of the scientific sessions are included on this website and also published in the international Journal of Human Caring.

Program Overview

The 3rd Conference was held February 19-21, 2015, Aqaba, Jordan, Golden Tulip hotel.  This two-day professional, intellectual and experiential human caring program addressed global critical, clinical nursing issues in our everyday practice. The sessions included universality of human caring, ethical dilemmas, overcoming burnout, end of life care and other topics deepened by theory, philosophy and practices of Caring Science.

Human Caring in a Time of World Crisis: Transcending Culture & Boundaries.

Program Overview

The 4th Conference was held February 25-27, 2016 in Dead Sea, Jordan, Ramada Resort Dead Sea and was convened by Dr. Jean Watson and Watson Caring Science Institute; this event is held in collaboration with nurses in the Middle East and Healing Healthcare Systems.

Human Caring Cycles of Life: From Home to Community to Hospital to Home
Overview

This conference invites international collaboration and cutting-edge approaches to Caring Science/Caritas Processes and theory-guided approaches to care for the caregiver/patients/families in this time of system, societal and world crises.

Diverse forms of inquiry and unique forms of scholarly evidence will address global human caring-healing needs for society. Health care policy recommendations will be explored that address individual and system caring practices which support transformative, comprehensive authentic human caring for all people, around the globe.

This conference theme transcends boundaries and borders and human differences – uniting all health professionals under a shared commitment to offer knowledgeable, compassionate human caring to society. Global issues of human caring will be considered from around the world, revealing what unites rather than divides humanity.

Conference Objectives
  • to unite diverse perspectives of human caring, transcending borders, religions, cultures, and boundaries for authentic caring-healing and health for all.
  • explore global human caring-healing needs and approaches of caregivers and how to create a community of caring-healing practitioners, transcending current structures and systems.

Health care policy recommendations will be explored that address individual and system caring practices which support transformative, comprehensive, authentic human caring for all people, around the globe. This conference theme unites all health professionals under a shared commitment to offer knowledgeable, compassionate human caring to self-other-society.

Program Overview

The 5th Conference will be held February 9-11, 2017 in Aqaba, Jordan at the Golden Tulip Aqaba and is convened by Nurses in the Middle East and Watson Caring Science Institute.

THEME:  Bridging the Technology Gap
Overview

This conference invites international collaboration and cutting-edge approaches to Caring Science/Caritas Processes practice and theory-guided approaches to care for the caregiver/patients/families in this time of system, societal and world crises.

Conference Objectives
  • unite diverse perspectives of human caring, transcending borders, religions, cultures, and boundaries for authentic caring-healing and health for all
  • explore global human caring-healing needs and approaches of caregivers and how to create a community of caring-healing practitioners, transcending current structures and systems.

This conference theme unites all health professionals under a shared commitment to offer knowledgeable, compassionate human caring to self-other-society.

Registration is now open and the Call for Abstracts is due October 30, 2016.



Knowledge and Attitude towards Pain Management. A Comparison between Oncology and Non-Oncology Nurses in Jordan ~ Mahmoud Taher Al Kalaldeh, PhD, RN, MSN, CNS, Assistant Professor, Zarqa University, Jordan.

Images of God Will, Nelson Mandela: in Memorium ~ Seema Biswas, Jessica Wilson David Fuchs, Ziv Hospital Zefat Israel

Showing caring behind the scene. How the operating room nurse implements caring to the unconscious patient ~ Haider Mohtaseb Mukassed, Hospital Jerusalem

A survey of knowledge and clinical practice of Anorexia nervosa with amenorrhea among Palestinian gynecologists. A Cross sectional design ~ Alkaissi A, Shadid A, Khader R, Nursing and Midwifery Department, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus-Palestine

Association between Autism and Iron Deficiency in Autistic Children ~ Al Ali S MSN, Alkaissi A PhD, Russo S PhD, Faculty of Higher Studies, Nursing and Midwifery Department, An-Najah National University, Nablus-Palestine

Composure: Empowering nurses to Care for Dying Patients ~ Maureen Ben-Nun, RN B.Sc, Kaplan Medical Center Rehovot Israel

Exposure of Non-Medical Personnel to Traumatic Sights and Experiences in the Emergency Department ~ Amran Jaber, RN MPH, Deganit Kobliner-Friedman, RN MPH, Emergency Department, Sha’are zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem

Factors that influence the nurses ability to play a supporting role in a stress centre ~ Amran jaber RN, MPH, Supervisor of Emergency Conditions, Monica Gun-Usishkin RN, PHD, Director of Nursing, Shulamith Fatal RN, MA, Vice Director of Nursing, State of Israel Ministry of Health, The Jerusalem Mental Health Center, Kfar Shaul Eitanim

Nurses attitudes knowledge and experience in the care of hospitalized. Handcuffed Prisoners. From research to policy making ~ Dr. Nurith Wagner R.N., PhD, Mrs. Michal Peiser R.N, MA, Dr. Dorit Rubinstein R.N., PhD

Caring Science and Whole System Transformation ~ Dr. Jean Watson, Dr. Susan Mazer

Nursing caring education influences the next generation of nurses ~ Jamileh Ayed

Israeli nurses’ comfort with family presence during procedures ~ Bruttin M, Hurvitz N, Romem P, , Nussbaum L., Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ben Gurion of the Negev

When the Heart and Soul of Hadassah and Intel Meet, Quality and Efficiency Soar ~ Naela Hayek RN MA, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital

Listening circle and metaphoric card interactive workshop ~ Irit Sorek RN MA, Hebrew University School of Nursing, Jerusalem, Israel

Being a caring non-judgmental nurse when dealing with family of the brain dead patient ~ Nasreen-Agbaria RN BA, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital

Risk factors of preterm birth and possible determinants among the Palestinian women in the Northern part of the West Bank ~ Adnan L.I. Sarhan PhD Nursing, An-Najah National University

CARING Moments -THEORY vs PRACTICE ~ Victor Kokaly RN BA, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital

Expanding Care and Transcending Borders Through Social Media ~ Jessica Wilson, Ziv Medical Center, Department of Surgery; Safed, Israel

Four Concepts: Comparison of Caring Science & the Crescent of Care ~ Sadeq Al-Fayyadh, MSN, Hayder Al-Hadrawi, MSN, Nelda Hobbs, MSN, Staci Swim, MSN, CNE, Vanessa Wright, MSN, Elizabeth Diener, PhD, RN, CPNP, CNE (Faculty)

We are simply better together, Nelson Mandela: in Memoriam ~ Seema Biswas, Jessica Wilson David Fuchs, Ziv Hospital Zefat Israel

Case Presentation of continual determination and perseverance leads to a happy ending ~ Mali Bartal RN MA, Belinson Hospital

Examining Spirituality in Nursing from Western and Islamic Perspectives ~ Vanesa Wright, RN, MSN, Sadeq Al-Fayyadh, RN, MSN, Kramer School of Nursing, Oklahoma City University

Concept of Presence ~ Nelda G.Hobbs, MSN, RN, FCN, Kramer School of Nursing, Oklahoma City University

Watson and Lovering: Humanity in Nursing ~ Hayder Al-Hadrawi, MSN, Kramer School of Nursing, Oklahoma City University

Healing Journey ~ Staci Swim, MSN, RN, CNE, , Kramer School of Nursing, Oklahoma City University


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Dallas Smith partner with WCSI and ‘Middle Eastern Nurses Uniting in Human Caring’ provides a beauty-filled, historical and informed overview of both the Jordan Conference as well as the realities of daily living of personal – political struggles in the ancient land – where nurses are gathering to transcend conflicts to sustain caring and professional values that unite and contribute to ‘being Peace’ through Caritas actions with each other and their patients – beyond borders and barriers. Dallas – a masterpiece contribution to this work! Deep gratitude!!

Israel and Jordan: Nursing for Mideast Peace Jean Watson
For more information:

Jean Watson — Founder: WCSI
 Julie Benbenishty — בנבנישתי ג’ולי – Project Coordinator

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