PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland

PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland
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Theme:  Safe Setting
Date:  Thursday 10th - Saturday 12th May 2018
Venue:  Nordic House, Faroe Islands

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Closing date for Abstract submission is 31th October 2017

HORATIO in collaboration with FPS is proud to announce its forthcoming Congress. The theme of this event encompasses all those things that make Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing special.

To work in a mental health setting is both an interesting and important issue. Psychiatric and mental health nurses care for the mental health of the population in Europe and all around the world. The topic "Safe Settings" of FPS and Horatio Conference is a multidimensional approach. Human beings are complex. Scarcely a living creature is as vulnerable as human beings during the first years of life. For our growth, it is important to experience safety in our living environment. Many people search in their life for safety in an unforgiving environment/setting.

Horatio invites you to join us either as a presenter or a delegate and meet with colleagues from around the world to share skills and expertise that may inspire us to develop safe settings in every environment.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CONFERENCE THEME: "SAFE SETTINGS"

To work in a mental health setting is both an interesting and important issue. Psychiatric and mental health nurses care for the mental health of the population in Europe and all around the world. The topic "Safe Settings" of the FPS and Horatio Conference is a multidimensional approach. Human beings are complex. Scarcely a living creature is as vulnerable as human beings during the first years of life. For our growth, it is important to experience safety in our living environment. Many people search in their life for safety in an unforgiving environment/setting. Against this backdrop, it is particularly important that we deal with the issue of safety and settings in the psychiatric context. When talking about safety and psychiatry, terms such as closed doors, grids and observation are often mentioned. However, today we know that these concepts have little to do with a safe environment. Rather, it is about safety through relationship and milieu. Relationships and milieu can provide safety for service users as well as the providers of care.

Relationships and milieu can be found in any psychiatric setting and during the congress these aspects will be the focus of interest. The term 'setting' is not only about inpatient and outpatient areas. In its broadest sense it means a holistic view of any where that may play a part in the life of a person with a mental health challenge. Here are some examples of settings where psychiatric and mental health nurses are working to make safe environments: e.g. schools, work places, communities, psychiatric hospitals, prisons, general hospitals, nursing homes, families, governments, NGO's, etc

Faroese Psychiatric Nurses (FPS) and Horatio Congress 2018

"Safe Settings"

Nordic House, Törshavn, Faroe Islands, May 10th - 12th 2018

We invite you to submit your research, education and practice papers.

Abstracts are being invited under the main theme of 'Safe Settings'. These may be associated with one of the following sub-themes:

  • Research related to 'Safe Settings', approaches or interventions
  • Practice development to improve safety
  • Alternative therapies
  • Creative ways of working together with others
  • Critical or lateral thinking to build up safe environments
  • Innovations within nurse education
  • Multi-disciplinary/agency working
  • The process of recovery
  • Creative management Family
  • Support User involvement
  • Community aspects of 'Safe Settings'

Abstracts may be in the form of a:

  1. Concurrent session — 20 minutes in length
  2. Symposium — 1 hour in length containing 2-3 papers on the same topic
  3. Workshop — 1 hour in length
  4. Poster — on the festival theme, topical developments, research and/or local issues of wider interest.

(PLEASE NOTE: If you have chosen to present you will be expected to register for the congress)

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