As COVID-19 cases begin to rise across the country again, we all need to focus on not only caring for ourselves but caring for each other in our everyday acts. In Tipton’s November 17 webinar, cohosted by the Philippine Nurses Association of America Inc. (PNAA), Dr. Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, LL-AAN, returned to help us all remember how important it is to have a caring mindset.

Mary Joy Garcia-Dia, DNP, RN, FAAN, president of the PNAA, shared the leadership theme she chose to begin her presidential term with: SPARK. SPARK stands for Stories of People, Achievements, Resilience and Kindness. While her original goal was to use storytelling to celebrate 2020 as the Year of the Nurse, Dr. Garcia-Dia realized that her theme is even more fitting when applied to how nurses have remained resilient in the fight against COVID-19.

Dr. Watson, founder of the Watson Caring Science Institute, tied in SPARK by pointing out that this transitional time in our world reminds us we are all connected. The pandemic has put a spotlight on what nurses have been doing behind the scenes for years through their practice of care.

To learn how you can apply Dr. Watson’s 10 principles of caring to your nursing practice, as well as your everyday life, click here.


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