In the meantime, mark your diaries and spread the word!!!HORATIO Festival 2017 Abstract Form (Word) HORATIO Festival 2017 Abstract Form (PDF) During this year’s MAPN conference, several mental health professionals presented research done by themselves. However research can provide interesting and valuable knowledge to our profession.It was remarkable how much research was conducted on this island, but it was also remarkable how many dedicated professionals there are in the mental health field! It shows dedication, and it can help us think and reflect on what we are doing, what we need to change or improve and what is working or not.
It requires dedication, commitment and a particular interest in helping people whom others will run away from. But I believe that each and every one of us can help to improve our profession.
Nurses need to be empowered and focus on how they can effect and instil change on an individual basis, with patients in their day to day work, in management and in education.
Nurses need to acknowledge and appreciate the work that they do, for their esteem, for the improvement of the profession and for the good of the patients. We dedicated time, energy, commitment and sometimes sacrificed our personal life to it.
European Festival for Psychiatric Nursing will be held between Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th of May 2017.
The event will be held at the newly refurbished Dolmen Hotel.
This edition’s theme will be “Working in Partnership” as we are aiming to have an event in which all professionals working in the Mental Health field will be able to contribute.As in previous editions the Festival will incorporate an array of arts, culture, music and typical Maltese hospitality.While more information will be uploaded soon together with a newly designed HORATIO website, the 1 call for abstracts has been launched.The forms can be downloaded directly by clicking on the below links.Early bird registration will also be available in the coming days.Contact us on [email protected] you need further information.