The objectives of the Psycho-Oncology Clinic of the Institut Jules Bordet are:
- the psychological and psychiatric management of the patients and/or those close to them,
- the development of clinical research projects,
- healthcare-provider/patient communication training and psycho-oncology training in general.
The common objective of the psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, neuropsychologists and smoking cessation specialists of the Psycho-Oncology Clinic is to preserve and improve the quality of life of patients with or who have had cancer. They are available for the patients themselves and for those close to them (children, partners, siblings, etc.).
Individually, the Psycho-Oncology Clinic of the Institut Jules Bordet offers:
• psychological and psychiatric management specific to the problems found in oncology,
• neuropsychological consultations for carrying out an assessment and a possible treatment of cognitive disorders,
• assistance with smoking cessation
In group, the Psycho-Oncology Clinic offers:
• psychotherapeutic measures to help patients to better regulate their emotions,
• interventions for smoking cessation
For families, the Psycho-Oncology Clinic offers:
• psychological consultations intended for the patient and those around them, in a couple or as a family.
• Bordet'n Family activities to better manage the repercussions of the disease on the family.
The measures are directed at anyone with or having suffered from cancer, as well as at those close to them. The support can take place during the patient’s hospitalisation and/or in consultations.
During hospitalisation, the involvement of the psychologists, psychotherapists and neuropsychologists is included in the price of the hospital stay. Outpatient and day hospital interventions are subject to fees. The involvement of the psychiatrist is always subject to fees.
The care given by the Psycho-Oncology Clinic is multidisciplinary. It is given in close collaboration with the other staff working at the Institut Jules Bordet (doctors, nurses, welfare workers, dieticians, etc.).
Several members of the Psycho-Oncology Clinic are involved in teaching in the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Psychological Sciences, the Schools of Nursing and training in palliative care.
The members of the Psycho-Oncology Clinic are regular trainers in the Interuniversity Certificate in Psycho-Oncology. In addition, they offer training in healthcare-provider/patient communication accessible to all caregivers (doctors, nurses, psychologists and paramedics) working in oncology in Belgium.
The Psycho-Oncology Clinic has developed specific and valuable collaborations with the ASBL Psycho-Oncology Centre and with the Psychosomatic and Psycho-Oncology Research Unit of the ULB. Each research project is based on this collaboration and is coordinated by a member of the Psycho-Oncology Clinic, under the supervision of Prof. Darius Razavi.
Post-treatment intervention groups
- Project leader : Isabelle Merckaert
- Collaboration : CHU Liège (Department of Anaesthesia)
- Financing : Les Amis de l'Institut Bordet, Fond Suzanne Ducasse, FNRS-Télévie, Fondation Roi Baudouin.
Impact of group involvement on smoking cessation assistance, adhering to it and improving quality of life
- Project leader :Isabelle Merckaert
- Collaboration : Smoking cessation and addiction treatment centre .
- Financing: Smoking cessation and addiction treatment centre
To be supported and to support more effectively: a psychological support proposal intended for the patient and his/her partner
- Project leader: Aurore Liénard
- Collaboration: Hôpital Erasme
Optimising doctors’ communication skills in contexts of great uncertainty: an aid to taking collaborative decisions in oncology
- Project leader : Yves Libert
- Collaboration : University Psychology and Speech Therapy Clinic (University of Liège), Department of Psychosomatic Medicine (CHU UCL Namur – Godinne site).
- Financing : FNRS-Télévie.
A family under a microscope : about the influence of family ties through DNA. In Sibling - Routledge
Authors : Daune F
Year : 2018
Journal : Book
Volume : chap 9
Pages : 101-109
Development of the Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Patient Outcome Predictions (MD.POP) during medical encounters.
Authors : Ménard C, Libert Y, Canivet D, Van Achte L, Farvacques C, Liénard A, Merckaert I, Reynaert C, Slachmuylder JL, Durieux JF, Klastersky J, Razavi D
Year : 2018
Journal : Patient Educ Couns
Volume : 101(1)
Pages : 52-58
La psychiatrie en évolution rapide et permanente...
Authors : Razavi D
Year : 2018
Journal : Rev Med Brux
Volume : 39
Pages : 4-5
Efficacy of a hypnosis-based intervention to improve well-being during cancer: a comparison between prostate and breast cancer patients.
Authors : Grégoire C, Nicolas H, Bragard I, Delevallez F, Merckaert I, Razavi D, Waltregny D, Faymonville ME, Vanhaudenhuyse A
Year : 2018
Journal : BMC Cancer
Volume : 18
Pages : 677
Training in communication of oncology clinicians: a position paper based on the third consensus meeting among European experts in 2018.
Authors : Stiefel F, Kiss A, Salmon P, Peters S, Razavi D, Cervantes A, Margulies A, Bourquin C
Year : 2018
Journal : Ann Oncol
Volume : 29
Pages : 2033-2036