The Intensive Care Forum in collaboration with the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at Nicosia General Hospital, recognizes the existence of the aforementioned problem and offers Psychological Support sessions to the underage family members of severely ill patients.
They are provided for as long as the child wants to, during and after the hospitalization of their loved one in the ICU
The provision of excellent psychological support focuses on:
From November 2014 until April 2015, in a specially designed area at the premises of Nicosia General Hospital. After April 2015, sessions may also be conducted through telecommunication systems.
Beyond April 2015, sessions will be conducted though modern telecommunication technologies.
They will be offered remote sessions using web applications and video conferencing software with high quality sound and picture.
The serious or incurable diseases cause major changes in adults' daily life and behavior and children can easily sense the existence of a serious event. But informing children is usually postponed for a time, when children will be able to better understand what is happening ...
Proper preparation of children, before death, is the ideal way. Why? It will give them the opportunity to ask questions, to be informed, reassured and to express their feelings.
What we often ignore is that children have a great need to talk about the disease, the possibility of death or even death itself.