Which groups shape the 'Quality of Life' department?
- Psycho-oncology; with childlife specialists, medical social workers and psychologists.
- Development-oriented care; with educational facilities, KLIK, activities & events, volunteer organisation, consultant on questions of life and Childhood Advisory Board.
- Anesthesiology and pain relief;
- Supportive care; with a.o. comfort team, infection prevention, dietitians and fertility.
- Sport and movement center;
- Quality of care, with quality advisors en ombudswomen;
- LATER outpatient clinic.
We ask ourselves the following question in everything we do: What does this mean for the child, parents and family? What affect does this have on their quality of life now and in the future? In order for parents and children to get the best possible handle on the impact of childhood cancer on their lives, we aim to constantly improve coordination within healthcare. We want life to go on as normally as possible.
• Psycho-oncology: Dr. Martha Grootenhuis
• Supportive care: Dr. Wim Tissing
• Late effects: Dr. Leontien Kremer
• Neuropsychology: Dr. Marita Partanen
The researchers identify how we can best shape the quality of care in the future and they develop new interventions to continually improve the quality of care.