The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and the Caring International Research Collaborative announce collaboration
Together the organizations will strengthen evidence-based health care research
Indianapolis – To further its vision to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) board of directors recently approved a proposal that the Caring International Research Collaborative (CIRC) become part of STTI’s international professional community.
As a STTI community, CIRC will network online through a platform that will allow members to dialogue, share documents and connect with others who have similar interests and goals. CIRC members are scientists, educators, administrators and direct-care providers, who work in “sharing groups” to research how caring, healing, relationship-based care and organizational variables influence patients and their families.
“We welcome CIRC members to our global community and in doing so we strengthen our commitment to advancing nursing science,” says STTI President Karen Morin, RN, DNS, ANEF. “Together we will facilitate interaction and participation of talented individuals who make exemplary, diverse contributions to health care in order to transform the experiences and outcomes of patients around the world.”
“The coming-together of STTI and CIRC provides another and broader road to improving health care,” says John W. Nelson, president of Healthcare Environment. “It allows like-minded colleagues, collectively and in service to each other, to pursue a short- and long-term trajectory of research that integrates multiple methods of mathematics, statistics and qualitative data as it relates to the caring treatment of patients.”
To learn more about STTI and CIRC e-mail Rebecca Shafer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or John Nelson (email@example.com).
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has inducted more than 400,000 members in 86 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. The honor society's 485 chapters are located at institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.