Sara Horton-Deutsch PhD, RN, PMHCNS, FAAN, ANEF, Certified Caritas Coach
Professor and Watson Human Caring Science Endowed Chair Director, Watson Caring Science Center
Dr. Horton-Deutsch is a Professor and the Watson Caring Science Endowed Chair at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. She has a sound international reputation and is known for her work in leadership development and advancing the art and science of reflective pedagogies in nursing and health science education and practice. She has published three books; the most recent integrating caring science into her work in reflective practice.
A misunderstanding often exists in today’s healthcare landscape that all forms of caring are equal. Yet authentic caring provides deeper meaning for both patients and caregivers. This presentation will explore the unique aspects and benefits of authentic caring, the moral/ethical/philosophical foundation for this form of care, strategies for achieving this level of connection, and a call to action for authentic caring.