Monday, March 27, 2023

The “difficult” task of putting “box” elements of wellness into childhood cancer status

A blog for ideas, emotional stickers, balloons that expand the lungs or a thermometer to control emotions has a “carebox” that helps the nearly 250 minors with cancer admitted to hospitals in Castilla y León that arduous task. in which it is included. Box” Elements of well-being and distraction before the “brutal blow” of diagnosis and first admission.

It is a care box that provides not only physical support but also a comfortable care space, emotional well-being to support the minor and his family during the first admission, as explained at this Monday’s press conference. It was given to learn about this project created by the Association of Parents, Relatives and Friends of Oncological Children of Castilla y León, Piefano de Castilla y León, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Innocent Foundation, Innocent.

Box Beyond Basic Needs, and designed by psychologists and social workers, uses play, cognitive stimulation and emotional management through the identification and expression of emotions, fundamental and therapeutic elements during the pediatric oncohetological process.

These are “tragic” moments for parents, for minors, with multiple visits to the hospital ahead, who need more support than ever, explained Alejandro Vazquez, the health minister, who designed this care box for the individual. prepared inside. Health Humanization Strategy of Castilla y León.

More than fifty cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed in that community each year, by age 14, although the project is extended to age 18, which means “unexpected and painful” for families. Which “radically changes the way of life. The life of the patient and their environment” and affects family, social and economic functions, PEFABO refers to its president, Miguel ngel Vicente.

The box has been proposed as a way to “minimize the psychosocial impact” of this first admission, responding to needs first and fostering a bond with healthcare workers and adherence to treatment, Vicente said.

Keeping all those devices close to the kids was “something different and fun, within that cruel majo” of the first admission, as explained by Innocent, project manager for Innocent, Inmaculada Fernández,

That’s what he thought when he was approached with the idea of ​​PyFABO, a non-profit organization in Castilla y León, involved in the day-to-day activities of families, even with a flat. Also to reach them for essential journeys.

Putting it all in one box “is very difficult, but it turns out very beautiful,” concluded Fernandez.

82 per cent children have been cured, but the target is to reach 100 per cent; And when it comes to it, ‘Carebox: Taking Care You’ll Be Our Great Adventure’ addresses children and their families during the process, taking care of them inside and out.

For admitted minors, this includes blogs for writing ‘ideas’, a kit of paint and plasticine for the imagination, stickers for the mood, a card game, a tangram, an anti-stress ball, colored balloons for lung capacity, Contains lipstick and a protector. Cushion blanket or thermometer card to control pain and emotions before treatment.

And caregivers will receive a ‘Carebox’ card, disposable slippers, hygiene kits, disposable handkerchiefs, hand warmers, education and health promotion guide ‘Basic Care in Childhood Cancer’ and ‘You are not’ card. [email protected]’, to facilitate resources.

In Castilla y León, the population registry of childhood tumors diagnosed, confirmed and reported in Castilla y León has an annual average of over fifty, accumulating exactly 53,578 cases: vila, 32; Burgos, 85; Leon, 98; Palencia, 41; Salamanca, 85; Segovia, 28; Syria, 24; Valladolid, 158; and Zamora, 27.

The forecast is that during its first year, ‘Carebox: Care of You Be Our Great Adventure’ will reach 250 oncohematological minors admitted to Castilla y León in the hospitals with the greatest activity in the region: those in Burgos, Salamanca, León and Two .EFE in Valladolid

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