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Psychological and Psychosocial Care

The disease and the physical examinations and medical treatments are intrusive and dramatic for the sick children/youth and for their parent(s)/guardians and other immediate and extended family members. The objective of the Princess Máxima Center is to safeguard and promote the normal development of children and youth as much as possible, despite their illness and treatments. This means that during the treatment, but also the follow-up, the psychological, social and practical impact of the disease and the treatment are explicitly addressed.

Psychological and Psychosocial Care Team

All patients and parents can take advantage of the support and assistance provided by the Psychological and Psychosocial Care Team. The team is made up of employees with different expertises:

  • medical pedagogical employees
  • medical social workers
  • psychologists and neuropsychologists

From the time of the diagnosis, the child patient and his/her parent(s)/guardians are introduced to the team members. After this introduction, assistance and support can be offered, depending on the wishes and needs of the children and/or parents. We also use KLIK to keep an eye on how the family is doing, and as a parent(s)/guardian(s) you can use KLIK to indicate whether you need contact with a psychologist or social worker. For more information click here.

Care Provision per Discipline

The medical pedagogical employee prepares children and parents for medical treatments and procedures and counsels them. Children can also receive assistance with processing their experiences, and the pedagogical employee can offer distraction through play or creative activities.

The social worker provides support for and guidance to parent(s)/guardians that aims to shore up and strengthen their resilience and capacity for dealing with stressful situations and any changes in the child's behavior. In addition, the social worker offers practical help, for example, in the area of work and finances.

The psychologist or neuropsychologistexamines and treats children and youth who are experiencing psychological or behavioral issues. An examination often begins with an introductory meeting held with the parents and the child. This may be followed by one or more conversations with the parents, and, if necessary, a psychological examination of the child. A psychological examination might consist of an intelligence test, playtime observation, taking questionnaires and/or an interview. After completing the psychological examination, there will be a meeting about the results. The psychologist's treatment and guidance is focused on dealing with the disease and its effects.

Registration

Team members get to know every child and parent(s)/guardians during the period that the child is being diagnosed. Targeted assistance can be offered during the course of treatment and/or afterward at the request of the child and/or the parent(s). In addition, the treatment team members (e.g. doctors and nurses) can formulate a specific request for help in consultation with the child and/or parent(s).

Contact Details

If you would like additional information about the guidance offered by our employees, you can contact us via your doctor or nurse. Of course, you can also contact us directly.

Phone 088-7777777

 

Psychological and Psychosocial Care Team

All patients and parents can take advantage of the support and assistance provided by the Psychological and Psychosocial Care Team. The team is made up of employees with different expertises:

  • medical pedagogical employees
  • medical social workers
  • psychologists and neuropsychologists

From the time of the diagnosis, the child patient and his/her parent(s)/guardians are introduced to the team members. After this introduction, assistance and support can be offered, depending on the wishes and needs of the children and/or parents. 

Care Provision per Discipline

The medical pedagogical employee prepares children and parents for medical treatments and procedures and counsels them. Children can also receive assistance with processing their experiences, and the pedagogical employee can offer distraction through play or creative activities.

The social worker provides support for and guidance to parent(s)/guardians that aims to shore up and strengthen their resilience and capacity for dealing with stressful situations and any changes in the child's behavior. In addition, the social worker offers practical help, for example, in the area of work and finances.

The psychologist or neuropsychologistexamines and treats children and youth who are experiencing psychological or behavioral issues. An examination often begins with an introductory meeting held with the parents and the child. This may be followed by one or more conversations with the parents, and, if necessary, a psychological examination of the child. A psychological examination might consist of an intelligence test, playtime observation, taking questionnaires and/or an interview. After completing the psychological examination, there will be a meeting about the results. The psychologist's treatment and guidance is focused on dealing with the disease and its effects.

Registration

Team members get to know every child and parent(s)/guardians during the period that the child is being diagnosed. Targeted assistance can be offered during the course of treatment and/or afterward at the request of the child and/or the parent(s). In addition, the treatment team members (e.g. doctors and nurses) can formulate a specific request for help in consultation with the child and/or parent(s).

Contact Details

If you would like additional information about the guidance offered by our employees, you can contact us via your doctor or nurse. Of course, you can also contact us directly.

Phone 088-7777777