Due to the COVID_19 pandemic, the European Network for Training Evaluation and Research in Mental Health (ENTER) changed the annual Conference ”Nursing in mental health: the changing role of nurses in mental health and psychiatry in Europe” planned in Paris May 2020 in the series of webinars.
The conference was to be organised in partnership with the GHU Paris, which is part of the ENTER network through the presence of the members of the Mental Health and Human and Social Sciences Research Laboratory Tim Greacen (President from 2014 to 2018) and Emmanuelle Jouet (Vice President for Training since 2018).
The series of webinars will give members and of the Enter and their partners a safe possibility to present and listen some of the interesting presentations prepared for the conference. Instead of a long seminar day, you will have a series of 2 hours seminars planned, and it will take place once a month, on Thursday. It will start in autumn and last till January 2021.
The main conference theme “Nursing in mental health: the changing role of nurses in mental health and psychiatry in Europe” was selected to celebrate nurses working in mental health and psychiatry, the year 2020 has been designated as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by the World Health Organization in recognition of theirs contributions and the risks associated with nursing shortages.
The conference purpose and the aim of the webinars are to spread and develop knowledge that concerns research, the best practices in mental health and psychiatry around Europe and the world, especially about the changing role of nurses in interdisciplinary teams.
And at last, the other purpose is to connect professionals, researchers, students and healthcare leaders for ideas to grow beyond the webinars program.
- ENTER/WEBINAR/1- NURSING DURING THE PANDEMIC : REGISTER
- ENTER/WEBINAR/2- NURSING AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES : REGISTER
- ENTER/WEBINAR/3- NEW ROLES IN NURSING : REGISTER
- ENTER/WEBINAR/4- NURSING AND THERAPIES/ADDICTION : REGISTER
- ENTER/WEBINAR/5- NURSING AND USER’S PARTICIPATION : REGISTER
- ENTER/WEBINAR/1- Thursday 3rd of September – 3 pm CET till 5 pm CET
- ENTER/WEBINAR/2- Thursday 8th of October – 3 pm CET till 5 pm CET
- ENTER/WEBINAR/3- Thursday 5th of November – 3 pm CET till 5 pm CET
- ENTER/WEBINAR/4- Thursday 3td of December – 3 pm CET till 5 pm CET
- ENTER/WEBINAR/5- Thursday 14th of January 2021 – 3 pm CET till 5 pm CET
Dr Emmanuelle Jouet, Vice President for Training in Enter Mental Health Network
and the Enter Steering group
The Mission of ENTER is to promote the highest standards of mental health promotion, training and care in Europe based on collaborative research.
The theme of this series of webinars “Nursing in mental health: the changing role of nurses in mental health and psychiatry in Europe” was selected to celebrate nurses working in mental health and psychiatry, as the year 2020 has been designated as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by the World Health Organization in recognition of theirs contributions and the risks associated with nursing shortages.
On Thursday 3rd September 2020 took place the First ENTER Webinar of the Nursing in Mental Health series.
Silvia Rosado Figuerola, Nurse Specialist in Mental Health from Spain, Arnaud Torne Advanced Practice Nurse from France, Prof. Agnes Higgins, Professor in Mental Health, School of Nursing & Midwiferys at Trinity College, Ireland, Prof. Rhonda Wilson, Credentialed Mental Health Nurse, Professor in Nursing at the University of Newcastle, Australia and Prof. Marja Kaunonen, Professor in Nursing Science and Head of Health Sciences in Tampere University, Finland, shared their experiences on how the pandemic affected the way we nurse, train and do research in mental health during the pandemic.
We saw that there are common problems and challenges across different countries and health systems, regarding the availability of personal protection equipment, continuity of care for and communication with people with mental health problems, increased workload and anxiety. The way professionals and students adapted in each country was discussed and the need for policies and strategies to promote empowerment of nurses was stressed.
The pandemic made resourcefulness of nurses and values underpinning nursing even more visible. As Prof. Kaunonen, Chair of ENTER Mental Health noted at the end of her presentation: “During the spring my perception has strengthened about the importance of nurses work. When the rest of the world stops, nurses continue their works towards the wellbeing of other people”.
Presentations from the webinar will be available on ENTER’s website.