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Chantal Cara

Chantal Cara, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, is a full professor at the Université de Montréal in Quebec, Canada. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado under the directorship of Dr. Jean Watson. She is also a researcher at the Montreal’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and at the Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research for humanistic practices. Renowned bilingual expert in the field of Human Caring, she is a Visiting Caring Science Scholar/Professor at the University of Colorado and at the Haute École LaSource in Switzerland. For 30 years, Dr. Cara has been actively involved in the advancement of Human Caring in both French and English communities. She is an international renowned scholar for creating and implementing the French Humanistic Model of Nursing Care, and the Relational Caring Inquiry research methodology, both being used in several countries. Her numerous publications and conferences reflect her disciplinary commitment to advance humanization in both, healthcare and nursing education. Recently, she was a awarded the honorific titles of Distinguished Caring Science Scholar by the Watson Caring Science Institute and Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.