It has been said that caring is the essence of nursing. The Watson Caring Science Institute dedicates its mission specifically to that goal. Part of the International Caritas Consortium, the Institute was founded and is directed by Dr. Jean Watson. Watson is a Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing and Anschutz Medical Center, where she held an endowed Chair in Caring Science for 16 years. She is founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
Dr. Judy Bradberry is a professor in Brenau’s School of Nursing. This summer she attended the Inaugural Caring Science Summer Institute & World Caring Conference in Boulder, Co. July 15 -20. The conference was themed as “A celebration of human caring in the world, honoring Dr. Watson’s career and her contributions to the field of Caring Science.” The keynote speaker was Deepak Chopra. Dr. Chopra has written more than 65 books with 19 New York Times bestsellers.
“It was enriching to converse with my peers in this environment,” Bradberry said. “In spite of all the medical technology that’s continually evolving, and with which we work every day, caring is the life blood of our profession. The World Caring Conference confirmed that, and I’m very excited to share the experience with our Brenau students.”
Friday, August 10, 2012