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The IAHC Annual Conference has provided an opportunity for Caring scholars to meet, share and learn since 1978. We invite you to join us at our next conference.

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The International Journal for Human Caring (IJHC), the official journal of the IAHC, is a  peer-reviewed quarterly which serves as a forum for identifying major philosophical, epistemological and professional dimensions of care and caring to advance the body of knowledge of human care.  

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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.

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Welcoming the New year, a Letter from the President

Dear Community of the International Association of Human Caring (IAHC),

In my second year as President of IAHC, I’d like to wish our entire caring community a Happy New Year. We had a successful year of growth of membership in 2021 as well as increased membership engagement. We anticipate the same for 2022. All of this growth continues within an environment of virtual meeting. While we miss being together at our conference each year, we continue to hear how much our caring community has enjoyed our virtual events and meetings. We continue to refine our expertise at using virtual meetings to have meaningful discussions. The continued advancing of technology provided by virtual platforms like Zoom, Teams, and others helps us to continue to meet, learn, and build relationships centered on the concepts of caring education, practice, research, and art.

We will continue scheduling our popular virtual meeting that include the Journal Club, Caring Conversations, and Conversations with a Theorist. Please visit our website and view the calendar for dates so you can attend. These virtual meetings are open to all to attend. Recordings of these meetings are available on the website for members to revisit the presentations and associated discussions. This year we will add a new opportunity for members to engage more deeply in a Special Interest Group (SIG) which will be member networking groups focused on specific content. We will be begin this group in March of this year and it will be centered on development of a healthy work environment.

For our conference this year, our Keynote speakers will be Dr. Jean Watson and Dr. Sylvain Brousseau who will speak live on June 4th and 11th, respectively. Both will speak at 11 a.m. Eastern time. For those of you who have registered for the conference but cannot attend these live events, there will be a recording available from each of the  conference presenters, including all live presentations.

To continue our efforts in increasing our global reach as an organization, we have invited international speakers for the conference to present in their own language as well as in English. We hope the presentation in both their own language and in English will broaden the study and application of concepts of caring. We are beginning with caring colleagues from Columbia, Israel, Portugal, Slovenia, and Turkey.

I speak for the entire IAHC Board when I say we hope you will help us grow our community by attending one of our many virtual events that are listed on IAHCs website at www.humancaring.org. We also invite you to consider becoming involved in one of our many committees which can also be viewed on our website. We are grateful for all in our community who had engaged and contributed to the growth and increased diversity of our organization. We look forward to another amazing year as we expand concepts of caring together, across out world.

Kind regards,

John Nelson, PhD, MS, RN

President, IAHC

IAHC collaborates with the following organizations

Anne Boykin Institute        Watson Caring Science Institute


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