I am so honored to be serving as your IAHC president for the next two years. Our membership has elected a dedicated and experienced board of directors to steer the ship and navigate safely and effectively through old and new waters. We welcome all new members to the crew and for those returning over and over again to keep our mission afloat, I express gratefulness for a job well done.
There are many exciting things happening currently in IAHC. First, if you haven’t already, please register and join hundreds of caring science scholars around the world who are sharing their ideas and research at the 2022 IAHC online conference, running from June 4 – Sept 4, 2022. This is an exceptional opportunity to hear live and recorded presentations centering around this year’s theme, Inclusive Caring: Theory Guided Evidenced Based Practice. There is caring science content focused for everyone in clinical practice, academics, administration, and research.
While our annual conference is unique in design and content, IAHC offers many other educational offerings to improve your knowledge of caring science and networking opportunities with scholars and caring practitioners in the field. Members have online access to our premier journal, International Journal of Human Caring. Members also have live and recorded access to Conversations with Theorists, Journal Club sessions, and Caring Conversations. Please review our calendar for the schedule of upcoming events.
Please join me in setting caring intention to be present to the needs around us, in our homes and workplaces, and our beautifully diverse community and world. Love and kindness is needed everywhere right now. Let’s commit to using caring consciousness to heal the woundedness and fragmentation of the world, so that beauty and peace can flourish.
Gayle L Casterline, PhD, RN, AHN-BC