International Association for Human Caring (IAHC)
1985, stemming from (USA) National Caring Research Conference in 1978; core group grew to 42 charter members; officially formed as an association in 1987; adopted current title in 1989.
Identify major philosophical, epistemological and professional dimensions of care and caring to advance the body of knowledge that constitutes nursing; assist nursing and other disciplines to use care and caring knowledge in human relationships and facilitate the application of this knowledge to enable organizational systems in which nurses function to become care-focused; explain the nature, scope and functions of care and caring and its relationship to nursing; identify the major components, processes and patterns of care and caring in relationship to nursing from a transcultural nursing perspective; stimulate nursing scholars and other professionals worldwide to systematically investigate care and caring and share findings with colleagues; disseminate knowledge.
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