Specific tools


How does the “caring” project fit into the organizational context of the Specific tools?

The Caring project was born mainly for cancer patients, but it is applicable in any care setting. The project was proposed and implemented by the management of the health professions and shared by all the Specific tools, so much so that it became the subject of a company resolution.

oss_1_icona-4327657The Sant’Andrea AOU is attentive to all those aspects that characterize the care and quality of care and in this sense Caring integrates and accompanies these elements, characterized by its complementarity and nursing connotation.

The trained nurses began to massage PASQ the patients hospitalized in the oncology setting and immediately their activity received an enthusiastic response from the patients who benefited from the massage.

The carers or the nurses themselves dedicated to care activities can request an online consultation from the colleagues of the “Con Cura” team who come to carry out an evaluation of the patient and offer him a massage.

Nothing is left to chance

Sanità, servizi territoriali e case di riposo: emergenza infermieri e Oss“In the hospital I felt like a normal person, simply with a problem to Specific tools”. “The doctors have given me a lot of confidence”. “The most difficult moment was when I returned home: I felt abandoned to myself”.

These are some expressions of women, hospitalized for ovarian cancer, protagonists of the Campaign: #lospedalecheverei, promoted by ACTO Oncology, with the unconditional support of Clovis Oncology, recently presented in the Senate, in the run-up to World Cancer Day at the ovary (May 8).

This is a campaign that follows another, #leparolecheverei, of which donnainsalute reported on December 20:

  • For a woman with ovarian cancer, choosing the hospital where to get treatment is a real “choice for life”: this is why it is essential to prefer a well-organized and equipped facility.
  • Ovarian cancer is the most serious gynecological cancer: it affects 50,000 Italian women and records 5,200 new diagnoses per year, with a 5-year survival of only 40% in advanced stages.

Due to its complexity, ovarian cancer should only be treated in hospitals equipped to deal with the disease from all points of view (diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, nursing and psychological-assistance), capable of responding to all the needs of patients. .

What do the patients think of the hospitals where they have been treated PASQ?

How do they rate them Specific tools? What do they expect from doctors? “We launched the #lospedalechevrei campaign on Facebook”, explains Nicoletta Cerana, president of Acto Onlus, the national network of patient associations that has been involved since 2010 in the fight against this neoplasm. ”

  • image-8942385With a few simple questions, we investigated the patients’ experiences in the hospital, during the entire treatment process, from diagnosis to therapy, up to the follow-up period.
  • It was not a survey, but rather a guided interview to understand how to make Specific tools “the hospital more hospitable”.
  • The campaign was followed by over 90,000 people and 150 women filled out the questionnaire, providing evaluations and suggestions on PASQ ».

The vast majority (70-80%) of women declared themselves satisfied with the care received and positively judged their experience in the hospital: “… I was welcomed as in a big family, lovingly followed by the whole team that I thank from my heart “,” … great humanity, delicacy and understanding on the part of all those who followed me “.


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