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, Fonds Suzanne Duchesne (managed by the Fondation Roi Baudouin), FNRS-Télévie.
PROJET D'INTERVENTION PSYCHOLOGIQUE POUR FACILITER ET SOUTENIR LE SEVRAGE TABAGIQUE
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
Bordet’N Family: support measures intended for children and families in which a family member is suffering from cancer
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, Fonds Lucie Damman-Latrique (managed by the Fondation Roi Baudouin)
How does physicians' decisional conflict influence their ability to address treatment outcomes in a decision-making encounter with an advanced-stage cancer simulated patient? A descriptive study.
Authors : Libert Y, Peternelj L, Canivet D, Farvacques C, Liénard A, Ménard C, Merckaert I, Reynaert C, Slachmuylder JL, Razavi D
Year : 2020
Journal : Patient Educ Couns
Suitability of testicular tissue fluid from castrated piglets to verify sow -vaccination status and herd monitoring.
Authors : Künzli F, Sydler T, Lewis F, Brugnera E, Sidler X
Year : 2020
Journal : Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd
Volume : 162
Pages : 463-470
Design and evaluation of bi-functional iron chelators for protection of dopaminergic neurons from toxicants.
Authors : Gutbier S, Kyriakou S, Schildknecht S, Ückert AK, Brüll M, Lewis F, Dickens D, Pearson L, Elson JL, Michel S, Hubscher-Bruder V, Brandel J, Tetard D, Leist M, Pienaar IS
Year : 2020
Journal : Arch Toxicol
NPY/NPF-related neuropeptide FLP-34 signals from serotonergic neurons to modulate aversive olfactory learning in <i>Caenorhabditis elegans</i>.
Authors : Fadda M, De Fruyt N, Borghgraef C, Watteyne J, Peymen K, Vandewyer E, Naranjo Galindo FJ, Kieswetter A, Mirabeau O, Chew YL, Beets I, Schoofs L
Year : 2020
Journal : J Neurosci
Evaluate the effect of zinc oxide and silver nanoparticles (ZnO-Ag NPs) on biofilm and icaA gene expression in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from burn wound infection.
Authors : Shakerimoghaddam A, Razavi D, Rahvar F, Khurshid M, Moghadam Ostadkelayeh S, Esmaeili SA, Khaledi A, Eshraghi M
Year : 2020
Journal : J Burn Care Res