It is clear that there is need for more training on mental health issues for nurses in public health care according to the very preliminary findings from the MEGA project survey conducted in the Mangaung Municipality. This was our message in the 7th Annual Free State Provincial Health Research Day held on 9 November 2018, at the University of the Free State.
The conference is regarded as an important event to share scientific evidence that can be used to develop health policies and best practices; and promote good quality care and access to the health services users. Collectively, the work presented at the Research Day reflects health-related research in the Province. The conference was attended by more than 200 health care workers and managers. The MEGA project enjoyed excellent exposure and those managers who attended the presentation showed enthusiasm towards the project, which contributes to buy-in at governmental and health service level.
See the presentation given by Ega Janse van Rensburg-Bonthuyzen here: https://tinyurl.com/data-collection-free-state