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On March 26, 2009, renowned author and theorist, Jean Watson, PhD, RN; Margaret (Peggy) Burkhardt, PhD, RN, professor of nursing at West Virginia University , and Linda Kohler, supervisor of Christian Science Nursing Activities worldwide, came together for a conversation on the spiritual foundations of nursing. Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) pioneered modern nursing; Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) established Christian Science nursing; and both drew on spiritual models in their work. In today’s practice, the call for spiritual sensitivity and focus in healing and caring remains strong. Watson’s ideas on nursing as a “caring science” have had a worldwide influence; Burkhardt has practiced and written extensively about holistic nursing; and Kohler has devoted her career to Christian Science nursing, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.
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