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Database: IT05

Created On Thursday, 28 November 2013 10:50 By José Jesús Delgado


ID Code (e. g. HU1):
IT05
1 – MIND/MENTAL FITNESS/MENTAL WELLBEING/MEMORY/COGNITIVE TRAINING PROGRAM / SERVICE /
ACTIVITIY NAME (IN NATIONAL LANGUAGE):
Associazione Friulana di Psico – Oncologia (A.F.P.O.)
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Italian Association of Psycho - Oncology
URL
www.afpo.it
LANGUAGE Italian
AUTHOR
N/A

2 - CONTACT DATA AND TYPE OF ORGANIZATION
ORGANIZATION (NAME):
Associazione Friulana di Psico – Oncologia (A.F.P.O.)
ORGANIZATION (URL):
www.afpo.it
COUNTRY:
Italy
TYPE (SME, Company, Community Centre, Health Centre, Educational Centre, Foundation,
Municipality, governmental institution, etc):
Health Centre, ONLUS
ADDRESS:
Via Roma,8 33100 Udine
TELEPHONE: 0432 510400
E-MAIL: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  Private  
  In this case, please indicate the territorial
scope of the organization:
N/A

3 - TARGET POPULATION
Age range:
From: N/A to N/A years N/A
Older than: N/A years  
Gender: Unisex
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
People suffering serious diseases in their final phase.

4 - CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MIND FITNESS PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY (NB: Should the program, service or activity be included into more than one category, please select the most representative category for that PSA. But, REMEMBER: THE PSA MUST BE SELECTED ONLY IN CASE THAT MENTAL FITNESS / MENTAL WELLBEING IS INCLUDED IN ITS GENERAL AIMS OR GOALS. IF NOT, YOU SHOULD NOT SELECT IT. The characteristics below are the means, not the goal)
Strengthening positive relationships, Providing opportunities for creative activities, Providing cognitive/memory training
Other: N/A
COST FOR PARTICIPATION, FEES (in Euros):N/A N/A Not defined
(EXPECTED) DURATION OF THE Programme/Service/Activity: Not defined
Begin (Month/Year, e. g. 02/2012):N/A
End (Month/Year, e. g. 02/2012):N/A or Number of weeks:N/A
Number of units:N/A
Hours per unit:N/A

5 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY PURPOSES
Social- psycho- healthcare assistance for oncological patients and their families, with particular care to the ones who are living an advanced stage of illness. They also organize training courses for volunteers in cooperation with local institutions and authorities. The are involved in the research psycho – oncological field and they integrate their services also within the social- health services in the territory. The also provide home help.

6 - RESOURCES
a.- Which materials were used?
Not available
b.- Who conducted the program / service activity? (What role, what qualifications, etc.)
At the moment around 15 volunteers are being trained in courses and in particular 5 courses are aimed at home help practices.

7 - METHODOLOGY USED (presentations, pair work, group work, peers, mentors, blended
learning, e-learning, etc.)
They mainly use group work, sharing dialogues (mainly for home help and in “hospice”) and they elaborate intervention projects. All this is implemented with the supervision of the responsibles of the Association and the advice from psychologists and health care assistants

8 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
They are engaged in home help and hospice assistance so to prevent patients to feel alone and isolated from the social context. The following activities are some examples:

- give help in small daily practices allowing patients to keep their personal and environmental dignity (shopping, cooking, cleaning)

- offer to their families human support, psychological aid and attention providing them tools and skills to face these kinds of situations that, in most cases, families are not prepared to live

- help patients in practicing a light physical activity

- offer to the patient empathic listening , a caring company, stimulating mind activities by motivating the patients to tell life stories or reading together.

They also provide ongoing training and updating opportunities for their operators and volunteers in order to always have the best competences and tools of intervention.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
Any initiative in our society aimed at promoting the culture of solidarity are considered particularly meaningful. I would be really important to create a stable network of voluntary associations so that there would be a real cooperation among them.

9 - ADDITIONAL COMMENTS / CONCLUSIONS / RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OUR
MATERIAL/COURSE
N/A

10 - RELATED REFERENCES (BIBLIOGRAPHY AND/OR INTERNET LINKS)

Not available

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Last Updated On Friday, 29 November 2013 12:07 By José Jesús Delgado