The Regional Section of the Order of Nurses of the Autonomous Region of the Azores promoted this year the I Regional Nursing Congress entitled ‘’Together, we take care of the Future’’ at the Nonagon Association- Science and Technology Park of São Miguel.
This congress took place in Lagoa and gathered hundreds of regional and national professionals. For three days, this meeting counted with the presence of important figures in the nursing field and other complementary areas who discussed the future of nursing in our country and, more particularly, in our region.
Pedro Soares, president of the Regional Board of Directors of the Order of Nurses of the Azores and president of the Organization Committee of this event, explained its importance, standing out the fact that « these past years were a big challenge for the health system and its professionals. The epidemiological context pointed out innumerable problems that were identified before and demanded solutions, speeding up the changes. That’s why it is time to think about processes, difficulties, adopted solutions and, also, it´s time to learn. »
« This is the moment to re-think about the future, to look at the regional health system and to take care of those who take care of others. » he said.
Fundamental themes such as ‘’Nurses Differentiation ‘’, ‘’Digital Transition’’, ‘’Formative Ability’’, ‘’Assistance Models’’ and ‘’Innovation in Nursing’’ were part of this congress program that had an important scientific component.