The “Escola do Ser” project implemented by the Care and Shares Association, from Faro, is one of the winners of the second edition of the Humanize Health Awards promoted by Teva Portugal.
This project aims to support cancer patients, as well as the caregivers and family members who accompany them throughout the treatment process. The initiative aims to help the oncology community find a psychological and emotional support service so that each can find their own point of balance, at their own pace.
There are five winning projects in the Humanizar a Saúde Awards 2022, which cover areas such as improving sleep for hospitalized children in pediatric services at eight hospitals, supporting people with cancer and their families, and giving a voice to patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Health care and social support for isolated populations, support for dementia patients and their carers.
Promoted by TEVA Portugal, these awards mark the initiatives carried out by institutions and associations, public and private, that develop solidarity projects that help patients and their families deal with the disease in a more positive way.
At the award ceremony held at Pavilhão do Conhecimento in Lisbon, Marta González-Casal, Managing Director, Teva Portugal highlightedWe have received wonderful initiatives, they make us believe, motivate and move us, we think of the thousands of patients who benefit from them and the fundamental efforts of professionals and volunteers. The emotional and emotional side has an impact on patients and we must continue to focus on humanizing health through big projects and small gestures .
“For TEVA, it is a great honor to continue to support innovative projects that are looking for closer and more humane solutions, able to respond to the needs of patients and their families, and which, at the same time, help make any diagnosis, treatment or palliative operation more bearable and comfortable” , concluded.
Each of the five winners was awarded €5,000, in the form of a donation, to develop their projects.
Initiatives awarded at the 2022 Humanizar a Saúde Awards Ceremony
The winning projects were selected from among 45 applications. To elect the five winners, the jury composed of all TEVA Portugal employees took into account the work, sensitivity and imagination put in the service of innovative, original and adventurous activities that positively impact the lives of patients, favoring a more pleasant environment and sympathetic and humane treatment.
An initiative of the Association Nuvem Vitória brings the magic of fairy tales with bedtime stories to children admitted to hospitals in Santa Maria, São João, Vila Franca de Xira, Braga, Santo André, García de Orta, Cascais and Centro de Medicina de Alcoitão rehabilitation.
Implemented by the Shares and Cares Association, it welcomes people living with cancer, as well as the carers and family members who accompany them throughout the treatment process. The initiative aims to help the oncology community find a psychological and emotional support service so that each can find their own point of balance, at their own pace.
An initiative by the Madeira Delegation from Alzheimer’s Portugal consisting of cognitive stimulation sessions for people with dementia, with the aim of preventing and delaying the development of symptoms, but also to provide caregivers with tools that allow them to provide high-quality care in a more efficient and patient-centered way.
The Aldeias Humanitar project intervenes pro bono in the provision of comprehensive integrated health care, social support and the fight against social isolation in ten municipalities of Douro Sul. It is based on multidisciplinary teams in the health and social fields that take care of people’s homes.
A project by the Portuguese Association of Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis based on a program installed on mobile phones, tablets or computers, which converts text into synthesized speech. The goal of the project is to give a voice to people with ALS, allowing them to maintain the ability to communicate in their daily lives, at all stages of the disease and to raise awareness in society of one of the consequences of the disease. In the person diagnosed: stop communicating.
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