On behalf of the Rozzano Locsin Institute (RLI), I would like to offer greetings to you. 

In human healthcare, the risk of depersonalization of persons receiving care renders the preservation of humanness essential, particularly in technology-dense arenas (Locsin, 2005). Thus, nurses and healthcare providers are challenged to sustain their caring nursing practice while responding to the complex technological demands of modern healthcare.

Sophisticated technologies are accepted as integral to contemporary life, occupying a universal technological domain that is co-extensive with humans and their environment (Locsin & Purnell, 2015). Person-centeredness requires the formation of therapeutic relationships among professionals, patients, and their significant others (McCormack & McCance, 2006). This evidence is also consistent with previous nursing literature on therapeutic care in which the concept of "person" is central; for example, Boykin and Schoenhofer's (2001) theory of “Nursing As Caring,” and Roach's (1987) conceptualization of caring relationships, and Locsin's TCCN theory (2005). Locsin and Purnell (2015) idea that a competent nurse appreciates and knows persons more fully as active participants in their care rather than as passive recipients of care, thereby promoting the preservation of humanity. Ongoing research and continuous learning are important to understanding these concepts. Let us all work together to provide quality healthcare services.

June 13 - 15, 2024, the RLI and Our Lady of Fatima University will be hosting the 5th International Conference on Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing and The Health Sciences. We hope you will join us. Conference website ( 


Boykin, A., & Schoenhofer, S. O. (2001). Nursing as caring: A model for transforming practice. Jones & Bartlett.

Locsin, R. C. (2005). Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing: A Model for Practice. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Press.

Locsin, R. C., & Purnell, M. (2015). Advancing the theory of technological competency as caring in nursing: The universal technological domain. International Journal for Human Caring, 19(2), 50–54.

McCormack, B., & McCance, T. V. (2006). Development of a framework for person‐centered nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 56(5), 472–479.

Roach, S. (1987). The human act of caring. Canadian Hospital Association.