Registration is Open
Two organizations dedicated to
Advancing the Unitary Science of Caring for Nursing Praxis
The International Association for Human Caring and
The Society of Rogerian Scholars
are having a joint conference in
June 8th - 10th, 2016.
Opening Keynote Society of Rogerian Scholars Closing Address
Marlaine Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN Violet Malinski, PhD, RN Jean Watson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Two organizations = one wonderful conference!
Update from the President
The International Association for Human Caring has recently entered into partnership with Allen Press, Inc. to produce the International Journal for Human Caring. We are excited about this new venture and the benefits it will bring to our readers and contributors in the coming year. Some of these benefits include an online automated submission and peer review system called PeerTrack that will help streamline the process for publishing in the journal and an online journal hosting platform called Pinnacle.
In the wake of our decision to cease providing the International Journal of Human Caring in hardcopy format, we felt it was important to implement a more robust platform for journal access online. The new Pinnacle platform will allow for seamless institutional access via IP range and Trusted Proxy Server and will also give library administrators the ability to manage their account information directly and receive COUNTER compliant reports for usage statistics.
We also have plans to join CrossRef so that we may begin to implement DOIs, ensuring persistent linking for articles as well as an increased ability to track citations. All of these changes are now in progress and should be completed within the next 6 – 8 weeks.
The International Journal of Human Caring 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 coming in 2016 and hope you will be pleased with the improved access that comes from our new online journal hosting platform.
In peace and caring,
Nancey E.M. France, PhD, RN, AHN-BC Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN
President, International Association for Human Caring Editor-in-Chief, International Journal for Human Caring
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.
Caring... The Essence of Nursing
The International Association for Human Caring (IAHC) provides the forum for discovery and dissemination of caring science.
Members of the IAHC believe:
The goals of the IAHC are to: