"CARING as a Facilitator of Sensitive Research Studies with Immigrant Latino Families"

Although caring is a fundamental concept in nursing, it is underutilized in research to conceptualize and apply to our work with underserved populations and communities. Disch’s definition of patient-centered care was adapted to define the elements of caring in research work with underserved communities. The study aimed to demonstrate how to conceptualize and operationalize caring in the research process. Demonstrating caring in our attitudes and actions is essential to the success of our research work with underserved populations and communities. The proposed research process aids in instituting caring into our engagement with community stakeholders and recruitment of minority participants. A manuscript is in preparation.