The “International Society of Caring and Peace” was started as a
voluntary organization in 2012 for the purpose of hosting academic conferences,
which hold up Caring & Peace as the main theme.
The honorary chairperson of the voluntary organization was Dr. Jean Watson who formed and popularized caring theory around the globe. One of her related associations was cosponsoring the conference.
The administrative board was organized by people who have been leading in “Caring” with research, education, and practice.
Our vision was to deliver the strong message of “Caring & Peace” to the world, promote peacebuilding through caring practice, and enlarge a new caring circle.
For that reason, we chose Hiroshima as the place of origin, and opened up the first academic meeting in 2012.
The first academic meeting
Main theme: “Caring & Peace ~ Message from nursing care”
Chair: Dr. Sachie Shindo (President of the Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing）
Date: March 24-25, 2012）
In 2015, we hosted the second academic meeting, hoping that “Caring” will be extended to nursing education.
The second academic meeting
Main theme: “Caring and nursing education”
Chair: Dr. Fumiko Yasukata（Professor of National Defense Medical College, Division of Nursing）
Date: November 7-8, 2015
Meanwhile, Dr. Jean Watson, the honorary chairperson of the society, not only performed educational activities, but also engaged in international academic activities in order to apply caring theory to nursing practice. In addition, she established the human caring center in the University of Colorado and helped to run academic conferences overseas. In recent years, she also founded the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI nonprofit organization), where she hosted workshops and dedicated herself to continuous nursing education.
Dr. Sachie Shindo has researched and developed “Caring” in nursing management based on her management experience she gained from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.
Dr. Fumiko Yasukata, on the other hand, researched and developed “Caring” in nursing education, as a representative of a project named “Caring Island Kyushu Okinawa Project” which had officially founded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
We had been researching and developing each specialty and have held two academic meetings as a voluntary organization. Since we received many requests that we should make the organization more formal, we eventually founded the official society “International Society of Caring and Peace” in 2016 with the goal that we contribute to health, safety and peacebuilding for people all over the world through academic exchange of “Caring”.
The chairperson of the society is Dr. Sachie Shindo, the vice chairperson is Dr. Fumiko Yasukata, and the honorary chairman is Dr. Jean Watson.