Beginning in 2007, Stanford Health Care embraced Jean Watson’s “Caring Science” theory. This transformative theory-guided practice of human caring and love has been influential in the promotion of nursing excellence and professional leadership.
About Us »
Strategic Plan »
Enabling the Organization
Nursing Annual Report »
Initiatives, Future Plans, Accomplishments
Professional Practice Model »
Beliefs, Values, Theories, and Systems
Caring Science »
Jean Watson’s “Caring Science” Theory
Stanford Nurse Alumnae »
University Liaison Service
This intertwining of “Caring Science”, with nursing practice, translates into increased intentionality, and a deepening of authentic presence; thereby renewing nurse relationships through universal, ethical, and person-centered care.
In 2019, Stanford Health Care's very own Chief Nursing Officer, Dale Beatty, as a leader of exemplary professional practice personified transformational leadership and positively influenced nursing values by becoming a Caritas Coach.
Following Dale’s lead, in 2019 SHC sponsored 8 RNs to develop into visionary Caritas Coaches who model a heart-centered approach to health care. This opportunity was shared with everyone from frontline nurses to nurse managers to directors, shaping SHC’s culture of compassionate caring and humanistic healing.