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Watson Caring Science Institute Announces New Book Release: Spiritual Awakening of a Nurse

Boulder, COOctober 2019 – Watson Caring Science Institute’s Lotus Library proudly announces publication of its first dual language title: Spiritual Awakening of a Nurse; From the Death of a Child to Loving Kindness by Héctor Rosso RN, BSN, CDE, MA, Caritas Coach®, with forewords by Jean Watson and Erika Caballero Muñoz.

As a nurse and a father, Rosso poignantly reflects on his grueling struggle and a search for life’s meaning after enduring seven harrowing years stoically supporting his “soul teacher,” 13-year-old daughter Julieta who died after being diagnosed with cancer at age 6. Following his loss, Rosso begins a courageous trek through an unchartered territory of chaos, despair, forgiveness, and unknowns; which leads him to confronting his pain and himself head-on, leading to deep surrendering, self-care, higher consciousness and loving kindness.

An exemplar of Caring Science philosophy for health professionals and other care givers, this book also may be used as a guide to support other parents who, plunged into the pain of losing a child, must also be reborn.

“This book will take you on a path that will allow you to connect with yourself, bringing together your head, your heart and your hands and translating through them loving care practices.”
Erika Caballero Muñoz, Member, Board of Directors, International Council of Nurses (ICN), Region 6

“Héctor Rosso shares his personal/professional life journey through such an artistic and authentic story that it invites others to enter deep healing experiences, literally and vicariously.”
Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, LL (AAN) Founder/Director Watson Caring Science Institute

A dual language book in English and Spanish. Available for purchase on October 17, 2019. Click here to order.

About the Author
A native of Montevideo, Héctor Rosso worked as a nurse in Uruguay for more than 28 years. He was Professor and Director at the Department for Education & Community Health, Faculty of Nursing & Health Technologies, at Catholic University, Uruguay, and more recently, he was Assistant Director of a large psychiatric hospital, in addition to serving as Director of Nursing at the only Public pediatric hospital in Uruguay. This experience deepened his desire to develop well-being and care for nurses, which formulated his research for his double Master’s thesis, completed in 2018. Currently, Héctor is an Adjunct Faculty Associate for WCSI, and a Caring Science Scholar, committed to a leading role on “WCSI Sur,” supporting Spanish speaking health professionals interested in Caring Science. Héctor also works as a holistic nurse educator, speaker, and consultant; and is honored to support nurses and other care givers with their own personal and professional development. This is his first book.

Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Lotus Library
Language: English and Spanish
ISBN 978-1-7331232-4-2
Also available as an Ebook

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Boulder, ColoradoOctubre de 2019 – La editorial Lotus Library de WCSI, anuncia con orgullo la publicación de su primer título en dos idiomas: El despertar espiritual de un enfermero; de la muerte de un hijo al amor bondadoso de Héctor Rosso, Lic. Enf. Esp. Mg. Caritas Coach® con los prólogos de Jean Watson y Erika Caballero Muñoz.

Como enfermero y padre, Rosso reflexiona conmovedoramente sobre su agotadora lucha y una búsqueda del significado de la vida, después de soportar siete años desgarradores, apoyando estoicamente a su “maestra del alma”, Julieta, su hija. Fallecida a la edad de 13 años, fue diagnosticada con cáncer desde los 6 años. Rosso comienza un viaje a través de un territorio desconocido de caos, desesperación, perdón e incógnitas; lo que lleva a enfrentar su dolor, y a sí mismo con valentía, lo lleva a una profunda rendición, autocuidado, conciencia superior y bondad amorosa.

Un ejemplo de la filosofía de Caring Science para profesionales de la salud y otros cuidadores, este libro también puede usarse como guía para apoyar a otros padres que, sumidos en el dolor de perder a un hijo, también deben renacer.

“Este libro lo llevará por un camino que le permitirá conectarse, unir su cabeza, su corazón y sus manos y plasmar en ellas prácticas de cuidado amoroso”.
Erika Caballero Muñoz, Miembro de la Directiva del Consejo Internacional de Enfermeras. (CIE), Región 6

“Héctor Rosso comparte su andanza personal y profesional por medio de una historia tan artística y auténtica que nos invita a adentrarnos y a vivir, literalmente, experiencias de profunda sanación”.
Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, LL (AAN) Fundadora y Directora de Watson Caring Science Institute

Un libro en dos idiomas en ingles y en español. Disponible para su compra desde el 17 de octubre de 2019. Haga clic aquí para ordenar.

Sobre el Autor:
Nativo de Montevideo, Héctor Rosso trabajó como enfermero en Uruguay durante más de 28 años. Fue profesor y director en el Departamento de Educación y Salud Comunitaria de la Facultad de Enfermería y Tecnologías de la Salud, en la Universidad Católica del Uruguay, y más recientemente, fue adjunto a dirección de un gran hospital psiquiátrico, además de servir como jefe de enfermería en el único hospital público pediátrico de Uruguay. Estas experiencias profundizaron su deseo de desarrollar el bienestar y la atención de las enfermeras, formulando su investigación para su doble tesis de maestría, completada en 2018. Actualmente, Héctor es profesor adjunto de WCSI y está comprometido en el desarrollo de “WCSI Sur “, Apoyando a los profesionales de la salud de habla hispana interesados en Caring Science. Héctor también trabaja como enfermero, educador, orador y consultor holístico; y tiene el honor de apoyar a las enfermeras y otros cuidadores con su propio desarrollo personal y profesional. Este es su primer libro.

Tapa blanda: 290 páginas
Editor: Lotus Library
Idioma: Inglés y Español
ISBN 978-1-7331232-4-2
También disponible como libro electrónico

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Watson Caring Science Institute Announces New Book Release: Birds Hold Our Secrets

Boulder, COSeptember 2019 – Watson Caring Science Institute’s Lotus Library proudly announce publication of WCSI Doctoral Scholar Anna Biley’s first book Birds Hold our Secrets, A Caritas Story of Grief and Remembering. An important addition to the literature of Unitary Caring Science and Conscious Dying, Birds Hold Our Secrets explores the universal question of how do we, as nurses, nurse our own?

Drawing on her many years as a nurse, mother and wife, Biley tenderly takes us on an autoethnographic journey of conscious dying as she supports her beloved nurse academic husband Fran. Diagnosed with cancer, Fran’s wish was to die mindfully – whatever the circumstances. Anna travels alongside whilst trying to balance normality in family life. Painfully tender, Anna offers an insight in what it’s like to consciously care for a loved one the way they wish to die – honoring the sacred covenant until the end. Biley skillfully guides the reader on a Caritas pilgrimage as she lives out Caring Science principles, digging deep to remember her life’s purpose, which resonates for us all.

Biley’s exposé of grief, love, and remembering purpose transcends science and self, and unites the reader into the unitary field of human existence/non-existence, in harmony and one with nature, life cycles, environment and the cosmos.
Jean Watson

Available for purchase on Oct 1, 2019. Click here to order.

Foreword by Jean Watson

About the author:
WCSI Global Faculty Associate and Caring Science Doctoral Scholar Anna Biley is a testament to Caring Science, having lived out the values throughout her nursing career. Born and bred in the North of England, she now lives in Dorset and seeks stillness by walking every day with her little dog Dot in the gentle, rural landscape that inspired Thomas Hardy and T. S. Eliot.

Paperback: 106 pages
Publisher: Lotus Library
Language: English
ISBN 978-1-7331232-0-4
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Watson Caring Science Institute Announces New Book Release: Miracles and Mysteries Witnessed by Nurses

Boulder, COSeptember 2019 – Watson Caring Science Institute’s Lotus Library proudly announce publication of miraculous stories witnessed by nurses and compiled by Jean Watson. Facing life/death human experiences every day, nurses confront unexplained phenomena which do not conform to common explanatory scientific models. This collected work includes short vignettes written by nurses who answered the call out by Jean Watson to share their profound nursing miracles and mysteries. It acts as a forum where miracles and mysteries can be shared and honored, and to highlight “unknowns;” allowing for the reality of miracles to come back into our life and world.

When we [nurses] are in the presence of patients who entrust their care to us, we may be knowingly or unknowingly entering very sacred spiritual space.Cynthia Holle

This wonderful book shares with each of us the power of love and compassion to change lives.James R. Doty, M.D. Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, and New York Times bestselling author.

There is nothing else to say, other than to invite you to read, appreciate, bow down, and relish the deliciousness of life’s wondrous unknowns – that can only be considered a miracle.Jean Watson

Foreword by: Jean Watson

Contributing Authors: Stephanie Ahmed, JoAnne Auger, Emily Barr, Nicole Brodrick, Gayle Casterline, Roberta Christopher, Theresa Davis, Katy Fisher-Cunningham, Debby Flickinger, Mónica García, Jeremy Geffen (deceased), Shandra Knight,Val Lincoln, Gloria Littlemouse, Beverley Lugo, Rudolf C.K.P. Martinez, Nancy Rayos, Robert Reynoso, Nancy Rollins Gantz, Rita Romito-DiGiacomo,Mary Ann Friesen, Grissel Hernandez, Rosemary Hoffmann, Cynthia Holle, Robin Jackson, Liliana Suchicital, Diane Swengros, Dianna Trush, Matthew Wilkie.

There will be a book signing at the International Caritas Consortium October 17th, 2019 in San Francisco, California, USA.

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Lotus Library
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 978-1-7331232-1-1
  • Also available as an Ebook

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Watson Caring Science Institute Announces New Imprint: Lotus Library

Boulder, CO — September 2019 – Watson Caring Science Institute has a new publication imprint, Lotus Library as part of its non-profit 501C(3) organization.

Following from the philosophy and theory of Caring Science, Lotus Library aims to encompass and showcase a humanitarian, human science orientation to human caring processes and phenomena. Its’ mission is rooted in compassionate care and healing of the mind-body-spirit as one. Jean Watson, Founder and Director of WCSI said: “Our publications exemplify a transdisciplinary approach to sustaining caring/healing as a global covenant with humanity/Mother Earth.”

Managing Editor of Lotus Library is Watson’s daughter Julie Watson, a Caritas Coach®. “Lotus Library will provide a forum for nurses and others to give voice to experiences which otherwise may be ignored or dismissed.” she said. Lotus Library will publish work aimed at celebrating the mysteries of life, death, suffering and joy, embracing the miracles and mysteries of existence – exemplifying Caring Science theory.

Book Signing

There are currently 3 books in production and will be launched with a book signing at the International Caritas Consortium October 17th, 2019 in San Francisco, California. They will also be available as an Ebook.

Current Titles in production are:

  • Miracles and Mysteries Witnessed by Nurses, Edited by Jean Watson. A compilation of everyday miracles and mysteries witnessed by nurses. Compiled by Jean Watson, with multiple nurse authors. Publication date Oct 1st, 2019.
  • Birds Hold Our Secrets, a Caritas Story of Grief and Remembering, by Anna Biley, DIP. N, MSC, DCS, Caritas Coach®. A memoir of Conscious Dying and living out the Caritas Processes®. Publication date Oct 1st 2019.
  • Spiritual Awakening of a Nurse/Despertar Espiritual de un Enfermero, By Héctor Rosso, BSN, RN, CDE, MA, Caritas Coach®. A nurse’s story of deep transformation and discovery through Caring Science. In Spanish and English. Publication date Oct 1st, 2019.

For further information on Lotus Library: Julie Watson julie@watsoncaringscience.org.

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Samuel Merritt University recognized as Academic Affiliate™ of Watson Caring Science Institute

Boulder, CO – June 2019 – Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) and Dr. Jean Watson are proud to announce Samuel Merritt University (SMU), Oakland, California has been named a National Watson Caring Science Academic Affiliate™ — the second only academic system to achieve formal affiliation of The Watson Caring Science Institute.

The designation recognizes Samuel Merritt University’s exemplary integration of caring theory and leadership commitment to offer informed Caring Science curriculum to their nursing students. Samuel Merritt University joins The College of New Rochelle, New York to become the second academic institution to have ever received the prestigious ‘National Caring Science Affiliate™’ recognition status.

Paulina Van, PhD, RN, CNE, Professor and Chair, RN to BSN Program, commented “Our RN to BSN team of faculty and staff are humbled and inspired by Samuel Merritt University’s designation as a National Watson Caring Science Academic Affiliate™. Caring Science theoretical perspectives have been used as context and the foundation to transform the clinical practice and leadership performance of our scholars in various settings and at myriad stages in their respective careers.”

Caring Science and WCSI Affiliation contributes to the wider Samuel Merritt University learning outcomes. Van explains “Our graduates reported being transformed in ways in which their impact on care, policy, and the caring environment exceeded their expectations.”

Transformative Teaching and Learning

Samuel Merritt University has shown their commitment towards authentic, deep-rooted and sustainable Caring Science teaching and learning. Partnering with another WCSI Affiliate, Kaiser Foundation Hospital of Northern California, SMU designed a new RN to BSN program grounded in Unitary Caring Science (UCS). The program begins with a MBSR course that serves as an experiential introduction to UCS. Faculty are well-grounded in UCS – five are WCSI trained Caritas Coaches®, three HeartMath© trainers and a postdoctoral immersion in UCS. The core values of UCS drive the program’s goals and lend to the healing-teaching-learning environment.

Audrey Berman, PhD, RN, Professor and Dean, School of Nursing SMU commented, “The faculty and students in this program have consistently reported the amazing, positive influence of Unitary Caring Science framework on their learning and their personal and professional lives. In addition, the influence has spread into our other nursing programs and those faculty are beginning to plan how to integrate UCS concepts in their curricula and everyday practices. The recognition from WCSI will serve to provide additional motivation for ongoing and enhanced connections.”

Jean Watson, Founder and Director of WCSI said: “I am honored and delighted to formalize the invitation for Samuel Merritt University RN2BS Nursing program to be nationally recognized and identified as one of the Inaugural National Caring Science Academic Affiliates of Watson Caring Science Institute. I am impressed and inspired by the nature and depth of caring science curriculum at Samuel Merritt University. It will be a privilege to have their program join others pioneering the future for nursing education for a new era upon us all”.

To Become An Affiliate

To become a National Caring Science System™, Samuel Merritt University demonstrated to WCSI the authentically, deep-rooted and sustainable commitment to integrating Caring Science to transform and broaden whole person health and healing in its curriculum and culture. The university joins ten other National WCSI Affiliate Hospital Systems, and fifteen Global WCSI Associate Systems who have achieved such a recognition.

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The 2019 Unitek Learning Nursing Symposium – Building Strong Partnerships

In Boise, leaders in healthcare and education gathered to support the nursing profession at Unitek’s Symposium

BOISE, IDAHO (PRWEB) MAY 20, 2019

Article from PRWeb
Written by: Andy Nydegger, RN, MSN Ed, CNE

The success of nursing education requires a strong partnership between academia, healthcare, and practice. Unitek Learning sought to build a bridge between these integral elements by hosting the 2019 Nursing Symposium in Boise, Idaho. In addition to strengthening partnerships, the event honored healthcare professionals and celebrated National Nursing Week. The Nursing Symposium, which was held on May 7, 2019, at the picturesque Grove Hotel in Downtown Boise, also addressed the dire need for Idaho nurses.

Various professionals and esteemed guests attended this multifaceted event. Unitek Learning and the offices of Senator Fred Martin of Idaho’s 15th District awarded hospital, healthcare, and nursing education leaders for their dedication to quality patient care in the state of Idaho. Keynote speakers and expert panelists also discussed the future of the state’s healthcare.

In 2018, the Idaho Alliance of Leaders in Nursing (IALN) released the Nursing Workforce Biennial Report, which stressed the importance of change within Idaho’s nursing education system. The population of Idaho is expected to increase to about 1.9 million residents by 2025, but a severe nursing shortage is also expected to start as early as 2020. In order to meet this challenge, the report called for a minimum of 400 additional nursing graduates on a yearly basis. The Nursing Workforce Biennial Report was a critical topic of discussion at Unitek’s Symposium.

The event began with a warm welcome from Ms. Janis Paulson and Dr. Abdel Yosef, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Academic Officer at Unitek Learning. Nurse theorist Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, LL (AAN), Distinguished Professor and Founder/Director of Watson Caring Science Institute, also provided guests with a welcome presentation. The forum featured two keynote speakers: Dr. Randall Hudspeth, PhD, APRN-CNP, FRE, FAANP – Executive Director of the Idaho Center for Nursing, and Senator Fred S. Martin, District 15, Boise, Idaho – Idaho State Health and Welfare Senate Chair. Their inspirational words set the stage for engaging discussion between academic and healthcare professionals.

The Nursing Symposium featured distinguished panelists who are experts in their field, including Kevin K. McEwan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC – Chief Nursing Officer at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho; Michael McGrane, RN, MSN – Representative for Nurse Leaders of Idaho and American Nurses Association Idaho as a lobbyist with the Idaho Legislature; Dr. Susan Odom, PhD, RN, CCRN, FRE – Associate Executive Director of the Idaho Board of Nursing and the Interim Executive Director; Jynae Clapper, RN, MSN, CRRN – Director of Nursing Operations at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Boise, Idaho. They were joined by Dr. Randall Hudspeth during the panel discussion.

Some esteemed guests included employees of Boise VA Medical Center, the Idaho Board of Nursing, Idaho State Senate Office, Madison Memorial Hospital, St. Luke’s Health System, and Vibra Hospital, along with more than 20 other Boise and Eastern Idaho community agencies and medical facilities.

Ultimately, the 2019 Idaho Nursing Symposium strove to increase awareness and encourage change. As stated by the Nursing Workforce Biennial Report, Idaho will likely experience a significant population increase, particularly with individuals over the age of 55, who will need greater access to healthcare services. At the same time, the report found that more than one-third of working nurses are over the age of 55. Additionally, for every available nursing student school seat, there are 7-10 applicants. “Unitek Learning is committed to partnering with the community to help meet the nursing shortage and prepare safe and competent nurses,” said Janis Paulson, Chief Executive Officer at Unitek Learning.

“As a first step, Unitek’s 2019 Nursing Symposium presented an opportunity to engage in a discussion with professionals from academia and practice,” said Dr. Abdel Yosef, Chief Academic Officer at Unitek Learning. “This dialogue is needed as early as possible to shape the Unitek nursing program so that it can meet the local community and healthcare needs in the state of Idaho.”

Unitek Learning is the parent company of several distinguished learning institutions: Unitek College, Unitek EMT, Eagle Gate College, and Provo College. They are now expanding their presence to proposed locations in Idaho. Taught by experienced professionals, Unitek programs teach clinical practices and theory used in the field today. Equipped with a multitude of sought-after skills, Unitek graduates are prepared to excel in many of the fastest-growing careers in healthcare and nursing.

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Watson Caring Science Institute announces two scholarship opportunities

April 2019

Boulder, CO – Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) Board of Directors announced two separate Scholarships will be offered annually to selected applicants: The John Matthew Kertland V Scholarship – for applicants accepted in the Caritas Coach Educational Program®; and The Watson Caring Science Scholarship – a general fund.

The Scholarships have been created to remove financial barriers and to encourage advancement of Caring Science. The Scholarships symbolize WCSI Founder and Director Jean Watson’s lifelong commitment to Caring Science education and the promotion of the understanding of caring for self/others and the planet.

The John Matthew Kertland V Scholarship was created in memory of John Matthew Kertland V, whose loving wife Grissel Hernandez, a Caring Science Scholar, Caritas Coach®, and faculty of WCSI helped to establish this fund. The purpose of this Scholarship is to financially support applicants for The WCSI Caritas Coach Education Program.

The Watson Caring Science Scholarship was established to enable selected applicants to deepen their understanding of Caring Science and contribute to the Legacy of scholarly and/or participatory activities based on Watson’s theory of Caring Science. The purpose of this Scholarship is to financially support applicants in participating in a Watson Caring Science sponsored or endorsed program, conference or event.

The Scholarships of up to $1,000 per individual are funded by generous gifts from individuals, WCSI general funds, and a percentage of our Caring Store sales. Please consider donating to help expand the field of Caring Science. All donations are tax deductible.

For further information: https://www.watsoncaringscience.org/wcsi-scholarships/ or to find out how you can donate: https://www.watsoncaringscience.org/the-caring-store/gifts-and-donations/.

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Healthcare interprofessional team members’ perspectives on human caring: A directed content analysis study

January 22, 2019

Article published in the International Journal of Nursing Sciences
Holly Wei, Jean Watson

As Watson’s Human Caring Theory continues to evolve and guide the discipline of nursing, the challenge is to find ways to integrate it into practice. The purpose of this study is to describe interprofessional team members’ perspectives on human caring based on the Ten Caritas Processes®/Caritas-Veritas Literacy of Watson’s Human Caring Theory within the Unitary Caring Science.

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First Academic System Announced as a National Watson Caring Science Academic Affiliate™

December 2018Boulder, CO – Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) and Dr. Jean Watson are proud to announce The College of New Rochelle (CNR), New York, has been named a National Watson Caring Science Academic Affiliate™- the very first academic system to achieve formal affiliation of The Watson Caring Science Institute.

The designation recognizes The College of New Rochelle’s exemplary integration of caring theory and leadership commitment to offer informed Caring Science curriculum to their nursing students. The College of New Rochelle is the very first academic institution to have ever received the prestigious ‘National Caring Science Affiliate™’ recognition status.

Debra A. Simons, Ph.D., R.N. Dean, School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions at The College of New Rochelle and Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine, said: “It’s a supreme privilege to have received recognition as an inaugural National Caring Science Academic Affiliate System!™ This is truly transformative in our dearly beloved profession. By integrating the WCSI ethos of Caring Science into everything we do shows we are committed to providing an outstanding learning environment for students, staff and community.”

Jean Watson, Founder and Director of WCSI said: “CNR is the oldest academic institution with such leadership, success, history and standards with its holistic caring curriculum. For the future of nursing education, we need to have leadership schools such as CNR held up as national exemplars for nursing education now and the future.

The College of New Rochelle has shown their commitment towards authentic, deep-rooted and sustainable Caring Science teaching and learning. To become a National Caring Science System™, The College of New Rochelle demonstrated to WCSI the authentically, deep-rooted and sustainable commitment to integrating Caring Science to transform and broaden whole person health and healing in its curriculum and culture.

The school joins thirteen other National WCSI Affiliate Hospital Systems, and eight Global WCSI Associate Systems who have achieved such a recognition.


FURTHER INFO:

About Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI)

The WSCI is an international non-profit organization that advances the philosophies, theories and practices of Human Caring/Caring Science. It was founded by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, who serves as founder and director. Focusing on research, education, praxis and legacy, the institute aims to widen the development and understanding of Caring Science to inform our notion of quality care and healing environments. Currently there are over 400 hospitals throughout the USA with many other partner Healthcare systems globally using the WCSI theory. There are now over 350 WCSI trained practitioner leaders or ‘Caritas Coaches’ throughout the world. Texts on Watson’s theory of caring is taught in Universities worldwide and translated into over 7 languages.

To become a National Caring Science System™ of WCSI, an organization must demonstrate specific criteria related to authentic human caring-healing practices for its whole community.

About Jean Watson

Jean Watson is a Distinguished Professor Emerita and Dean Emerita of the University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing, where she held the Endowed Chair in Caring Science at the University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center. for 16 years.  She is the founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado’ the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the National Fetzer Institute Norman Cousins Award, an International Kellogg Fellowship in Australia, a Fulbright Research and Lecture Award in Sweden, and 14 honorary doctorate degrees. Watson is the author of more than 100 publications in Caring Science and of more than 30 books on the Science of Human Caring™, including the classic: Nursing. The Philosophy and Science of Caring which identifies the 10 core “Caritas Processes®’ – universals of human caring, necessary for studying and implementing a model of Caring Science in practice. This work restores the deep-spiritual dimensions of Love with caring-healing as the foundation for preparing a new level of practitioners in Caring Science/Caritas HealthCare.

Dr. Watson was designated a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing, its highest honor.

About The College of New Rochelle, New York

The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions offers a rigorous academic program specializing in extensive professional preparation and a compassionate approach to patient care that is inspired by CNR’s Ursuline heritage. They offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing for students of all backgrounds, including traditional and transfer students, those looking to change careers, and RNs seeking to advance their education. Students and their experienced faculty share a deep commitment to holistic healing based on empathy, altruism, and leading-edge nursing skills.

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Press Ganey Collaborates with WCSI; enables Press Ganey clients to integrate Watson’s caring questions into patient feedback

Boston, October 24, 2018 Press Ganey today announced that it has entered into a collaboration with Jean Watson of Watson Caring Science Institute to offer the Watson Caritas Patient Score® (WCPS) as optional questions to Press Ganey clients.

With a shared commitment to nursing excellence, Press Ganey and the Watson Caring Science Institute will provide health care organizations with expanded measurement capabilities that can assess caring practices at the bedside to strengthen the patient–nurse relationship.

“Throughout her distinguished career in nursing, Jean Watson has been devoted to advancing the practice of compassionate human caring,” said Christy Dempsey, Press Ganey Chief Nursing Officer. “Her groundbreaking work in understanding, measuring and supporting caring behaviors adds another critical dimension to Press Ganey’s commitment to supporting nursing and patient care excellence.”

In addition, the two organizations will jointly develop research to further understand the connection between caring science and the delivery of safe, high quality, patient-centered care. “The nurse–patient relationship has a profound impact on the patient care experience,” said Jean Watson, PhD, founder and director, Watson Caring Science Institute. “By combining the practices of human caring with Press Ganey’s principles of Compassionate Connected Care™, we can continue to advance the industry toward optimal nursing practices.”

About Press Ganey Press Ganey pioneered the health care performance improvement movement more than 30 years ago. Today, Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enable enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform built on a foundation of data security, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience and workforce engagement. The company works with more than 33,000 health care facilities in its mission to reduce patient suffering and enhance caregiver resilience to improve the overall safety, quality and experience of care.

Press Ganey Media Contact:

MSLGROUP Jon Siegal, 781-684-0770 PressGaney@mslgroup.com

About Watson Caring Science Institute Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) is an international nonprofit organization created to advance the philosophies, theories and practices of human caring. The theory and science of human caring seeks to restore the profound nature of caring-healing, and bring the ethic and ethos of love back into health care. WCSI is dedicated to help the current health care system retain its most precious resource—competent, caring professional nurses—while preparing a new generation of health professionals in a broader model of Caring Science.

WCSI Media Conact: Julie: 303-546-7970  info@watsoncaringscience.org;  Julie@watsoncaringscience.org

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Lucile Packard Stanford Children’s Hospital, Recognized as a National Watson Caring Science Affiliate System™

September 2018

Boulder, CO – Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) and Dr. Jean Watson are proud to announce the Lucile Packard Stanford Children’s Hospital (LPSCH), California, has been named a National Watson Caring Science System™.

The designation recognizes Lucile Packard Stanford Children’s Hospital’s exemplary integration of caring theory and leadership commitment to offer informed Caring Science practices, to their patients and their families.

Kelly M. Johnson, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer and vice president of patient care services at Lucile Packard Stanford Children’s Hospital  stated: “We are delighted to be recognized as a WCSI National Caring Science System™. Integrating the WCSI ethos of Caring Science into professional nursing practice and the care environment exemplifies the commitment of LPSCH professional nursing to provide evidence-based practice and to promote a caring and healing environment for patients and families to receive care and for nurses to work”.

Jean Watson, Founder and Director of WCSI said: “Lucile Packard Stanford Children’s Hospital has shown their commitment towards authentic, deep-rooted and sustainable Caring Science. We are thrilled to welcome the organization as a National Caring Science System™ to further develop the emerging field of Caring Science.”

To become a National Caring Science System™, Lucile Packard Stanford Children’s Hospital demonstrated to WCSI the authentically, deep-rooted and sustainable commitment to integrating Caring Science to transform and broaden whole person health and healing for its staff, patients, families and the surrounding community.

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Contributions of Jean Watson’s theory to holistic critical thinking of nurses

August 31, 2018

Editorial published in The Brazilian Journal of Nursing (Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem – REBEn)

Riegel F, Crossetti MGO, Siqueira DS. Contributions of Jean Watson’s theory to holistic critical thinking of nurses.
Rev Bras Enferm [Internet]. 2018;71(4):2072-6. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0034-7167-2017-0065

Jean Watson’s theory is based on the humanistic aspects and on the ethical and spiritual dimensions of care, considering the characteristics of each individual and their bio-psycho-spiritual-social needs, which can contribute fundamentally to the development of holistic critical thinking and to the role of the nurse in care, teaching and research fields.

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Jean Watson joins advisory team for Florence Nightingale feature film project

We’re delighted to announce that Dr. Jean Watson is serving as an advisor to the upcoming film project about the extraordinary and pioneering vision of Florence Nightingale.

Legacy of Light: The Movie — is set to be a biopic feature film projected for global release during Florence Nightingale’ 2020 Bicentenary Year

In preparation for the 2020 Bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the Legacy of Light media package is dedicated to portraying vivid stories and opportunities to connect the ongoing relevance of Nightingale’s life, work and insights to our times.

Nightengale’s commitment to caring changed the course of human history, reshaped healthcare, and enabled people worldwide to live healthier lives.

The project is currently at the early stages of production and fundraising.

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Nursing Living Legend Jean Watson coming to the UK

Arts Health & Humanity Conference
October 12th & 13th 2018 at The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

30 July, Brighton UK – Dubbed the ‘Rock Star of Nursing,’ Internationally acclaimed nurse theorist and American Academy of Nursing ‘Living Legend’ Professor Jean Watson will be speaking in Brighton at the Arts Health & Humanity Conference. Supported by University of Brighton, and Brighton & Sussex University NHS Hospitals, this conference aims to bring artists and healthcare professionals together to learn from each other.

Hosted by the global non-profit Watson Caring Science Institute, this is a unique opportunity for stimulating discussion and debate with global healthcare leaders and creative artists. International speakers will include the foremost scholars in Caring Science from Denmark, USA, South Africa, Canada, Uruguay and the UK. Artists include acclaimed author Sharon Duggal, ‘choral activist’ Kirsty Martin and SouthEast Dance.

This Arts Health & Humanity conference offers a special opportunity for nurses, students, therapists, artists, health care and community workers, to share, network and learn together.

Kathleen Galvin, Professor of Nursing Practice, University of Brighton explains: “Participants will not only hear from acclaimed healthcare leaders, but they’ll also have a chance to experience the arts as a potential tool to inform their practice, self, and/or system, such as value of poetry, drawing, creative writing, comedy, singing and dance.”

As the nursing profession evolves, so too does our understanding of what caring for humanity involves. “It is a matter of life and death if we don’t return to the source of compassion” said Jean Watson. “Overtime, our systems have treated patients as another ‘task and object,’ instead of human beings. Nursing has a responsibility to preserve and sustain human caring and human dignity, in midst of system and societal threats. Engaging in the arts is an important way to connect with each other on a human level.”

The Arts Health & Humanity Conference will be held October 12th& 13th in Brighton at The Old Ship Hotel and will kick off on the evening of October 11th with a champagne reception at Brighton’s famous Royal Pavilion.

Click here for tickets and more information or contact Julie Watson julie@watsoncaringscience.org, mob: +44(0)7500965757.

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Lee honored for compassionate care

Kyla Lee, MD, FACP, Gundersen Palliative Care, Hospice and Internal Medicine, recently received the prestigious Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation after a nomination by one of her students and a vote by Gold Honor Society class of 2018 medical students.

Dr. Lee is co-director of Gundersen Medical Student Programs, block director for Acute Care, and attending physician on the Palliative Care hospitalist team. “This is such an honor. I am so deeply touched by my students’ commitment and drive to change medicine for the better as they enter the profession,” Dr. Lee says. “Studies show those who learn empathy and compassion as students keep it as physicians. This award reflects how I am inspired daily by my amazing co-workers at Gundersen and the work of the Caritas team here. I attribute it to our culture of ‘Love and Medicine.’ It keeps me growing personally and professionally, and it allows me to provide meaningful, compassionate care to our patients and their families.”

More than 100 medical schools nationwide, including the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, participate in this award, which recognizes a graduating medical student and a faculty member who model compassionate professional standards. Annie Stumpf, MD, who was also honored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, nominated Dr. Lee as an outstanding faculty member. “Dr. Lee’s commitment to and passion for her patients pushed me forward and spurred me to reach higher during my rotation with her,” Dr. Stumpf shares. “She is an incredible teacher, and teaches by example. She sets the bar high.”

Published in Bridges, Gundersen Health System‘s weekly news publication, July 25, 2018.

Gundersen Health System is a National WCSI Affiliate.

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