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International Society of Caring and Peace Chairperson
SHINDO, Sachie

Dr. Jean Watson has accepted the role of Honorary President and we have launched the International Society of Caring and Peace with the support of the volunteers and interested parties who participated in the first International Caring Conference that was held in 2012.

According to our philosophy of “Caring and Peace”, we will be promoting a culture of caring through seminars, meetings, and our website. We aim to develop education, research, and methods for caring in the fields of health care, welfare, and education.

Along with the recent rapidly declining birthrate and aging of society, the fields of health care and welfare are being significantly transformed by advances in information technology. Furthermore, economic factors and business administration have taken priority over caring in the fields of health care and welfare. Despite aiming to provide patient- and family-centered care, we are reliant on impersonal medical equipment and devices. Consequently, it has been suggested that the practice of caring is in crisis.

One of the features of globalization is the increasing number of people using nursing care around the world. As a result, the diversity of care workers, medical teams, and care facilities is increasing. This growth presents a challenge to performing caring, research, and education.

While facing these challenges, we will contribute to improvements in caring and work to expand the culture of caring. It is my hope that the International Society of Caring and Peace will grow through agreements with other organizations in the health care, welfare, and education fields.

Please visit our newly launched website and register to join us.

If you have any questions, please contact us through our website or speak with one of our representatives directly.

Chairperson Emerita greetings


Message from Dr. Jean Watson, Honorary Chairperson International Society of Caring and Peace – Japan 2016 – 2017

As Honorary Chairperson, it is my distinct honor to participate and support the remarkable vision and activities of the International Society of Caring and Peace in Japan. It has been my privilege to share the history of leadership formation of this International Society with my Japanese leader -colleagues.

The history of the new Society arose from an early initiative in March 2012 when The Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing hosted the first International Conference on Caring and Peace, in partnership with Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI)., under the administration of Dr. Sachie Shindo, President at that time.

Hosting the first WCSI Asian Pacific Caritas Consortium at the same venue extended Japanese colleagues commitment to Caring and Peace. Since then the leadership team of Dr. Shindo, along with Dr. Fumiko Yasukata and others, have deepened the vision and commitment to caring and peace via other recent conferences extending Caring and Peace to Nursing Education; to Nursing Management related to Great Hanshin –Awaji Earthquake and to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Project: Caring Island– Kyushu Okinawa .

The foundation for this work has been accelerating in Japan and around the world. These Japanese led pro-active initiatives contribute to the global commitments and need for an International Society, with the goal to contribute to health, safety and peace building worldwide.

It is through nursing leadership at the highest and grass roots level that we can understand:

※When there is presence of human caring and basic kindness there is peace.  
※When nurses are intentional and conscious about practices of Caring Science, and universal processes of human caring, they are peacemakers.

It is through a formal organization such as the International Society of Caring and Peace that nurses and others around the world are invited, inspired and encouraged to be members and share this worldwide work in human caring and peace for all.

As the International Society of Caring and Peace matures, other organizations and groups, which are aligned with similar goals, will be identified and recognized as potential partners and sponsors of future programs in various parts of the world.

May Peace Prevail on Earth – this resonating chant for humanity and our Planet, came from Japan; it remains a mantra, meditation, prayer and plea for our world today and into our shared future.

Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Living Legend (AAN) Distinguished Professor/Dean Emerita University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing
Founder/Director Watson Caring Science Institute