Program


The program promotes the model of case management in the CEE region building on the high quality treatment and care provided at the University Children’s Hospital in Krakow, Poland.

In addition to case management, another cornerstone of the program is the approach of Training of the Trainers. This technique - in which local health professionals are trained to train others - creates a pool of Master Trainers who are able to provide continuous professional education, mentoring and support to their colleagues in the local setting and promote through role modeling and coaching, the approach of case management in practice.

The aim of the program is to improve the quality of life of children suffering from cancer and improve treatment outcomes of childhood cancer in four CEE countries via better coordination of medical and psycho-social care using case management.

Objectives

1. Develop standards in case management for pediatric cancer patients and create a locally adapted and validated curriculum for case management training, based on the in-country needs;

2. Improve the knowledge and practical skills of health and social care providers in pediatric cancer to provide case management;

3. Establish a network of health professionals working in health and social institutions that use the case management approach as a routine part of treatment and care to children with cancer.