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Magyar Hospice-Palliatív Egyesület

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International Satellite Symposium on Psychological Aspects of Loss

21 May, 2010

Nyiregyháza, Hungary
21st May, 2010

The Hungarian Hospice -Palliative Association organizes its 9th National Congress of Hospice-Palliative Care this year. The congress offers a platform for health care professionals of the 80 Hungarian hospice-palliative organizations - the members of the Hospice-Palliative Association - to share their practical experiences and scientific knowledge on end-of-life-care.

In 2010 a special International Satellite Symposium (in English language) will be organized - as a connected program - for health care professionals of Central and Eastern European, and Former Soviet Union countries. The aim of the symposium is to collect the best practices of psychological support of cancer patients and family members in all stages of the illness.

The following presentations are invited for the meeting:

  • Cancer is the end of life or a chance for psychological rebirth ? ( Serbia)
  • Reinterpreting loss - positive experiences ( Hungary )
  • Open communication with cancer patients - challenge for physicians ( Ukraine )
  • Social resistance against building a more human health care system for cancer patients ( Serbia )
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation of pediatric cancer patients, suffering of different aspects of loss ( Hungary)
  • Coping with loss emotional problems of health care providers ( Romania )
  • Locked up - coping with loss in a prison and in a hospice unit ( Hungary )

The oral presentations are followed by a round table discussion about the possibilities and barriers of the development of psychosocial care of cancer patients of the Eastern European region.

Physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses who are engaged with care of cancer patients are warmly welcome for the meeting. Share your experiences from different countries and enjoy the warm hospitality of the lovely city Nyiregyháza.

Katalin Muszbek
Hungarian Hospice Foundation

The meeting is supported by the Bristol-Myer Squibb Foundation
Further information:

Psychological aspects of loss (pdf)