1st Quarter of 2020: Almost 200 Children and Their Relatives Received Psychological Support
The path to recovery is not just the purchase of drugs or surgery. It is also a fruitful work with a psychologist who helps to find inner peace and self-confidence during treatment.
Why do children and their relatives need psychological support?
Psychological support for children and their families during treatment, as well as at the Center Dacha in the preoperative and postoperative period, is aimed at stabilizing the emotional state. Our psychologists work with children’s fears and anxiety, help to find an internal resource to overcome the disease and establish communication with the doctor.
What are the benefits for health professionals?
Every specialist takes children’s stories personally and is not always able to talk about complicated things in simple language. Informing patients of the diagnosis or that the treatment did not lead to remission; preparing for surgery, discussing peculiarities of children’s treatment, each stage of the doctors’ communication takes a lot of effort and energy. Doctors and nurses need the advice of a psychologist to avoid emotional burnout and improve communication skills with children and their families.
In the 1st quarter of 2020, 195 children, relatives and health workers from the departments of the National Cancer Institute, the Institute of Neurosurgery and the Western Ukrainian Specialized Children’s Medical Center received psychological support.
Our partners Fondazione Soleterre ONLUS and Ukrainian Philanthropic Marketplace and such large companies as IDS Group and Plastics Ukraine help to provide psychological support. Thank you partners for repeatedly taking care of everyone who fights cancer and overcomes it: from children to doctors!