14th International IONS Conference

Jean Watson, PhD, RN

Jean Watson

Jean Watson, PhD, RN, is distinguished professor of Nursing at the University of Colorado, founder of the original Center for Human Caring, and founder/director of Watson Caring Science Institute. She is a widely published author and has received numerous awards and honors. The Watson Theory of Caring is studied and taught in nursing education throughout the world.


Presentations by Jean Watson

Thursday Pre-Conference Institute:

T8 (formerly W6) Caring Science/Heart Science: Methods and Healing Modalities for Self/System

This pre-conference institute will integrate the latest work in Caring Science/theory/philosophy, featuring the science of the heart and methodologies and modalities for restoring love and opening the heart to deep human-to-human caring. Healing techniques will be introduced and experienced for self-caring and heart-centered living.

Friday Morning Plenary:

Caring Science: Passage to the Heart for Whole-Self Healing

This session presents the evolution and implementation of Caring Science, which offers a deep ethical/philosophical cosmology for healing and health care—both ancient and contemporary. The Ethics of Belonging and Ethics of Face restore human caring and a love for healing back into our understanding of whole-person health care.

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