2020 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


We invite you and your colleagues to present at the upcoming 41st Annual International Association for Human Caring (IAHC) conference.  The conference to be held June 11 to June 13, 2020, is the world’s leading forum for interdisciplinary, caring science. 


We are currently accepting abstracts for podium, workshop, symposium, simulation and poster presentations 
that focus on caring science in the areas of research, theory, evidence-based practice, and best practices. 


Abstract Deadline October 21, 2019

Student Abstract Deadline November 25, 2019


2020 Conference Theme

Linking Theory to Caring Practice and Caring Practice to Theory


June 11 to June 13, 2020

Bergen, Norway


Host and Sponsor:  Western Norway University of Applied Sciences


Sponsor: Center for Care Research West


Keynote Speakers:

Arne Wilhelm Rehnsfeldt

Professor Emeritus in Caring Science

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences


Lena Wiklund-Gustin

Professor in Nursing Science

UiT, The Arctic University of Norway

Malardalen University, Sweden


Presentation formats include podium, workshop, symposium, and poster.

For those wishing to book your Hotel now, we are recommending the Magic Hotel Solheimsviken, what is within walking distance to the Conference.  There are Four (4) Magic Hotels in Bergen, make sure you select the correct one. Also IAHC will not be providing breakfasts which is included with your Hotel reservation. Please note this Hotel has only 217 rooms total so early reservations are recommended.


Guests can book online at our website (with out using a booking code):  www.magichotels.no 


Here you will find the best deal for the date they want to book. 


There are two reservations types with different pricing:


NON REFUNDABLE: these have to be prepay when the reservation is made and you are not able to make any change or cancellation.


Also you have another type BAR:  that you can book and pay when you arrive at our property, this one allows you to cancel or change the date in case you need it. Cancellations for this type of reservations are until 04:00 pm of arrival date.


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To submit an abstract, click on the

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This information will assist you to prepare an abstract for submission


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All authors & presenters will be required to complete a Conflict of Interest Form for your Abstract to be considered. The form can be downloaded here.  It will be your responsibility for the completed forms to be signed and returned via email to abstracts@humancaring.org  THE LEAD AUTHOR is responsible for the submission of all CoAuthor's Conflict of Interest forms. Coauthors will not be contacted during correspondence with the primary authors unless there is a need to resolve any potential conflict of interest issues. 

They will be included with the primary author in the conference brochure only if submitted 45 days prior to conference. Registration for conference is required to present.





We are pleased to announce that the Third Issue of the 2019 IAHC Human Caring Journal is now available to Members in Good Standing.

Please follow this to the site for access.


International Journal for Human Caring



Please note that due to a program error on the publication site, the "Latest Issue" link is not working properly.  Please use the "All Issues" link and then select the current issue.

We are working to correct this issue.


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06/11/2020 6:30 AM • Bergen, Norway

About us


In 1978, the National Caring Research Conference was conceived and initiated by Dr. Madeleine Leininger. The annual conference was designed to gather scholars together to share ideas, research, and theories of care and caring.

The core philosophy of the association is based on the belief that caring is the essence of nursing and caring is the unique and unifying focus of the profession.

The national organization began in 1987 through the generosity of 42 charter members. In 1989, with the encouragement of nurses from around the world, the conference association was changed to the International Association for Human Caring (IAHC) Inc.

The central purpose of the IAHC, Inc. is to serve as an international, scholarly forum for all nurses interested in the advancement of the knowledge of human care and caring within the discipline of nursing. In 1993, Drs. Leininger, Delores Gaut, and Malcom Mac Donald produced a video outlining the history and growth of the Association. In 1994, Dr. Leininger established the Leininger Research Scholarship Fund to assist in the financial support of nurse researchers studying the phenomenon of human care and caring.

Become a member


Some of the Member benefits include:

  • Complimentary subscription to four issues of the International Journal for Human Caring.
  • Participation in quarterly Circle of Caring Teleconferences related to caring scholarship and updates on the organization
  • Reduced Annual Conference Registration Rate
  • Reduced Watson Caring Science Institute Conference registration rates.
  • One Hour conference call, or on site visit with an IAHC caring scholar.  Contact us for details.

 

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2019 IAHC Conference Program


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Conference Program


This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  

Caring... The Essence of Nursing

 

Mission

 

The International Association for Human Caring (IAHC) provides the forum for discovery and dissemination of caring science.

Vision

 

Members of the IAHC believe:

  • Caring is the human mode of being
  • Caring is the essence of nursing and the moral imperative which guides nursing praxis (education, practice and research)
  • Caring is both spiritual and human consciousness that connects and transforms everything in the universe  Caring in nursing is action and competencies which aim toward the good and welfare of the others
    Caring in nursing is a special way of being, knowing and doing with the goal of protection, enhancement and preservation of human dignity
  • Care is culturally diverse and universal and provides the broadest and most important means to study and explain nursing knowledge and nursing care practices.

 

The goals of the IAHC are to:

  1. Identify major philosophical, epistemological and professional dimensions of care and caring to advance the body of knowledge that constitutes nursing.
  2. Assist nursing and other disciplines to use care and caring knowledge in human relationships and to facilitate the application of this knowledge to transform organizational systems in which nurses function to become care-focused.
  3. Explicate the nature, scope, and functions of care and caring and its relationship to nursing.
  4. Identify the major components, processes and patterns of care and caring in relationship to nursing from a transcultural nursing perspective.
  5. Stimulate nurse scholars and other professionals world-wide to systematically investigate care and caring and to share findings with colleagues at an annual research conference.
  6. Disseminate knowledge through refereed publications and public forums.
  7. Maintain an organization with elected officers and paid members for the purpose of maintaining a network of scholars.


2019 Conference Theme

 Caring and Interprofessional Practice:

 Re-imagining the patient care experience.


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We invite you and your colleagues to the upcoming 40th Annual International Association for Human Caring (IAHC) conference.  


The conference to be held May 30 to June 2, 2019, is the world’s leading forum for interdisciplinary, caring science. 


Keynote Speakers:

 Eduardo Salas, PhD

 Expert on team work in healthcare systems and TeamSTEPPS.

 Anne Boykin, PhD

 Director Anne Boykin Institute for the Advancement of Caring in Nursing.

 Regina Holiday

 Artist and nationally renowned speaker on patient care advocacy.



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Presentation formats include podium, workshop, symposium and poster.


Presentation Format & Instructions


Abstract Scoring & Review Outline


Download Conflict of Interest Form Here


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All authors will be required to complete a Conflict of Interest Form for your Abstract to be considered. 


THE LEAD AUTHOR is responsible for the submission of all CoAuthor's Conflict of Interest forms. Coauthors will not be contacted during correspondence with the primary authors unless there is a need to resolve any potential conflict of interest issues. CoAuthors will be included with the primary author in the conference brochure. 






 

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