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IAHC Annual Membership Meeting

June 3rd, 2023 - 2pm Eastern Time


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.

2023 Virtual Conference Theme

Human Science and the Praxis of  Caring:

A Global Conversation 

June 3rd – September 3rd  2023

Live Keynote Addresses:

Dr. Sara Horton-Deutsch

Dr. Patricia L. Thomas

Over 80 On-Demand Recorded Presentations

Podium, Poster and Workshop Presentations  


Broken Wings: Integrating Students with Disabilities Into Health Science Education Workshop Presentation

Presenter: Terry Chase, ND, MA, RN, CEIP-Ed 

Health science faculty and clinicians are often unprepared for the challenges of addressing the needs of students with disabilities (SWD) and are unsure how to adapt according to the expectations of the program.  As the number of students with disabilities increases the issues of access, adaptation, language, expectation come front and center.  This interactive session will address the specifics of disability providing participants tools for the educational settings and that disability or different ability can be the starting point for new and greater experience. In this highly interactive session, participants will have an opportunity to learn about physical disability, proper etiquette, language, and practice new ways of thinking to approach the challenges of SWDs. Dr. Terry Chase shares her lived experience as a student nurse with a disability who entered and completed the Doctor of Nursing degree (ND) at the University of Colorado. Watson’s Caring Science is the foundation of this healthcare providers’ education and practice.

On-Demand Access: June 3rd to September 3rd, 2023

Nurse participants can elect to earn contact hours based on the number of live and pre-recorded presentations that are viewed. To earn contact hours, you must watch the requisite number of presentations and complete the program evaluation.

Thank you to our Sponsors:


This nursing continuing professional devleopment activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.

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Events and Updates

All Times Shown are Eastern USA Time Zone

Upcoming events

Journal and IAHC Virtual Journal Club

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.  

Available to Members in good standing. Join the IAHC to access the Journal.

The Virtual Journal Club is Open to All and Free, Registration is Required

About IAHC 

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 IAHC  has a rich history and dedication to the IAHC Mission, Vision and Goals. We invite you to learn more about the IAHC.

2023 President's Message

Gayle L Casterline, PhD, RN, AHN-BC

Hands coming together to form a heart


Learn about the benefits of joining the IAHC including access to our
peer-reviewed quarterly journal, annual conference and connecting with IAHC Caring scholars

IAHC collaborates with the following organizations

Anne Boykin Institute        Watson Caring Science Institute


Address: P.O. Box 6703 * Grand Rapids, MI  49516


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