Caring Science


Caring Science

Originating with the scholarship of world-renowned nurse theorist, Dr. Jean Watson, and the Ten Caritas Processes (Watson, 2008), caring science offers a reflexive and compassionate philosophical and pragmatic ontology, epistemology, and ethical framework for re-imaging our relationships with self, others, and the broader community.

Grounded in self-compassion, trusting and authentic relationships, healing environments, and the ability to move beyond the ego-self, caring science opens us to new possibilities for re-examining our positionality in the world: ethically, politically, spiritually, culturally, socially, and environmentally (Goldberg, 2017; Goldberg, et al., 2018). In doing so, we transform our authentic selves and re-discover our humanity by committing to deeper and more equitable practices to promote human flourishing; this potentiates an opportunity for all persons to thrive in our educational, healthcare, and community institutions.

Watson Caring Science Institute

New Faculty Associate

I am very excited about my recent appointment (June 2022) as a Faculty Associate with the Watson Caring Science Institute (WSCI). Read about my journey and contributions to Caring Science. 

Research & Scholarships

Caring Science Articles

I invite you to view the publications throughout this section to further understand Caring Science it’s transformative reach it can has on all facets of our lives. 

Oct 2020

From the tea café to the haiku: Using compassion to transform digital learning spaces to include active learning pedagogies

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education
Apr 2019

Caring for children who are technology-dependent and their families

Advances in Nursing Science
Mar 2018

Living a caritas consciousness: A philosophy for our everyday practices as nurse educators

Caritas Coaching: A journey toward transpersonal caring for informed moral action in healthcare
Jun 2017

Rendering LGBTQ+ Visible in Nursing: Embodying the Philosophy of Caring Science

Journal of Holistic Nursing
Jun 2016

Caring Science: A Theoretical Framework for Palliative Care in the Emergency Department

International Journal of Human Caring
Sep 2015

Cultivating inclusivity with caring science in the area of LGBTQ education: The self-reflexive educator

Focus, Vol. 23, No. 3
Puzzle in shape of heart

Caring Science


As a Certified Caritas Coach, with expertise in caring science, queer birthing practices, and equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, I am delighted to be offering workshops to explore new ways of understanding how and why compassion is a necessary tool to work across difference to foster spaces and places of belonging for all to thrive.