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An exciting conference next November-- 

the Atlantic Centre for Creativity

Follow the link to the submission form for presentations-- the registration info will be out shortly. Deadline for submissions is the end of June.


Marilyn Parker, past IAHC Board Member,  lost her beloved husband, Terry Worden, on October 22nd. A Memorial Celebration of Terry’s life will take place at Heartland Community Church on Saturday, November 12th at 2 PM and will be followed by a reception.  The Church is on Strangline Road, Olathe, Kansas. Marilyn said, “Right now I like to think of Terry as free of all that would limit his joy!”  What a beautiful thought. 

New IAHC board members to be announced at 2016 Boston Conference June 8-10

Letters to newly elected IAHC board members are being sent this week, along with words of encouragement to continue IAHC service for those not elected this year. Continuity of leadership is essential for any organization to thrive, and it is with gratitude that we acknowledge the eleven nominees who came forward to serve, of whom four were elected to the positions of President-elect, Treasurer, and two Board members. Thanks also to the 70 IAHC members who voted (28% of membership). Vote percentages ranged from 7 to 37 for the various nominees, and there were no “write-in” names offered. Thanks also go to PAR for their organization of the electronic ballot and tally of votes.

Respectfully submitted

Patrick J Dean, IAHC President-Elect

Chair of succession committee

In Memoriam—Carol Leger Picard, PhD, RN, CS

July 18, 1947 – February 14, 2016


Past President (2002-2004) of the International Association for Human Caring

Family, friends, colleagues and the global nursing community are deeply saddened by the death of Carol Leger Picard on February 14, 2016 after her long battle with cancer.  Dr. Picard was loving wife of Denis Picard for 45 years, mother of Alison and Jeff Picard, and grandmother of Lucas Picard, born December 13, 2015.  She was an extraordinary nursing leader, educator, caring practitioner, researcher, consultant, author, poet, dancer, visionary, and humanitarian, who wanted to make a difference on small and large scales.  She changed people’s lives—friends, clients, students and professional colleagues alike around the world—through her caring, flowing energy, dedicated commitment, wisdom, visions of new possibilities, mentoring, and infectious love of life. She always encouraged and inspired people on personal and professional levels to believe in themselves, to envision more and to make commitment to do their best. To know Carol was a gift and she will be missed by countless many.  In the midst of our grief, we also celebrate her life and presence among us as leader, scholar, and creative spirit, an interpretive “dancer of life”.  Her far-reaching legacy will influence nursing globally. In the spirit in which she always embraced life, in her last years of  life’s journey, she was inspired by her friend, Geoff Phillips-McEnany, PhD, RN, to create a virtual meditation group of friends, she called “Angels”, to accompany her in healing outreach of a non-boundary spiritual community.

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February 19, 2016

Dear colleagues in caring,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to inform you that the International Journal for Human Caring (IJHC) has been fully launched in Pinnacle! Please visit the upgraded website designed by Allen Press who also provides maintenance and customer service to users. The journal’s new site is http://internationaljournalforhumancaring.org/ .

There is even a ‘help page’ in case any users have trouble navigating the site: http://internationaljournalforhumancaring.org/help.

Among its many new features designed with users in mind, IJHC now includes personalized profiles allowing for saved searches and e-alerting preferences, article and title-level tools such as RSS feeds, and related article and author searches. For subscribing libraries, IJHC is pleased to offer an increase in core access and reporting functionality including easy download of COUNTER statistics.

The IJHC has long been a trusted resource for nurses and other disciplines interested in the advancement of caring and caring science. It is the only international journal with a focus on caring science related to health, human relationships, and improvement of the human condition. We are enthusiastic about the changes and hope you will be pleased with the improved access that comes from our new online journal hosting platform.

We expect the first issue of 2016 to be available in late March and you will receive email notices of new publications when available. 

In peace and caring,

Nancey E.M. France, PhD, RN, AHN-BC                     Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN

President, International Assoc.for Human Caring           Editor-in-Chief, International Journal for Human Caring

PS: Please note that site is ONLY for the Journal. Please continue to visit our Association site www.humancaring.org for important news and to maintain you membership. Journal access is dependent on maintaining active paid membership.

Anne Boykin Institute for the Advancement of Caring in Nursing

2016 Summer Academy


June 21-22, 2016

To be held at:

Nurse Researchers committed to advancing the science of caring.

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

Florida Atlantic University,

Boca Raton, Florida

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Thanks to support from his IAHC colleagues, Patrick Dean (IAHC President-elect) has been promoted to Associate Clinical Professor at University of Minnesota School of Nursing.

IAHC Supporting

Anne Boykin Institute        Watson Institute


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

Email: assoc.manager@humancaring.org

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