Since 1998, AFANOC has worked with the Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Department of the Hospital Maternoinfantil Vall d’Hebron, providing care in the areas of volunteering, activities and social work, as well as managing and adapting the games rooms and common spaces (living rooms for caregivers, room for adolescents, refrigerators, library, cabinets and microwaves).

In 2005, a collaboration agreement was signed with the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, to offer emotional support to families who find themselves with a son or daughter with an onco-hematological disease.

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Volunteering and Activities

The hospital volunteer team, formed by 121 people, is present 365 days a year and adapts at all times to the age, situation and needs of children and adolescents and their relatives, in coordination with the health team. Their task is to accompany them, play with them, offer recreational activities, as well as relaxation and distraction spaces during the periods of admission (rooms, isolation chambers and ICU) and outpatient treatment at the day hospital.

Traditional holidays and children’s birthdays are celebrated, along with the staging of music activities, storytelling, craft and creativity workshops, art therapy, papyroflexy and performances by family-oriented hospital clowns.

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Social Work

The social worker assists families with a hospitalized child, and those who come to external consultations or ambulatory treatment at the Day Hospital for the same service. Families are welcomed and provided with all the information regarding benefits and services with a technical assessment in each case. At the same time that needs are detected and necessary out-hospital coordination is carried out, families are trained to mobilize personal resources and are monitored throughout the entire process.

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Support for Medical and Nursing Staff

Supervision area with the nursing staff of the service, where they present difficulties in handling psycho-emotional situations for infants and adolescents admitted and their families.

Coordination Meetings
Ten coordination meetings have been held with the medical team and 60 meetings with the team of nursing staff and the Day Hospital.

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Improvements of the Spaces

Since 2004, AFANOC has intervened in the adaptation and design of the Pediatric Oncology and Hematology plant of the Hospital Vall d’Hebron with the creation of games rooms, living room for the caregivers, refrigerators, lockers and the decoration of the ward with the creativity of the Xuklis. In 2015, the remodeling of the same ward was carried out, starting with the recreational and educational spaces and the office of the Association.

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Emotional Support for the Onco-Hematology Service

AFANOC’s emotional support team intervenes based on the assessment of the psycho-social support team of the hospital, of which we form part from the beginning of the illness, taking into account the impact generated by the diagnosis and the changes affecting the child and his or her family and friends.

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Welcome

We report on all the services of the Association to the families who have a child admitted with the diagnosis of an onco-hematological disease.

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Collaboration with the Palliative Care Unit. Emotional Support for Families.

Intervention with families in coordination with the unit’s psychologist.

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Care Program(s)

Self-care and care sessions are conducted with the professionals involved.

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Support for Medical and Nursing Staff

Closure sessions are carried out in cases of the death of the child or adolescent with the palliative care team and other professionals involved who have had contact with the family.

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Closure Sessions in Situations of Death

Closure sessions are carried out in cases of the death of the child or adolescent with the palliative care team and other professionals involved who have had contact with the family.

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Reflexotherapy

We help to redirect and rebalance the physiological alterations that affect the physical and emotional environment.