The Wife of the President, Elizabeta Gjorgievska, visited the Cabinet for psychological support at the PHI University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Oncology, marking October as the Month of Breast Cancer.
During the visit, the President’s Wife was accompanied by the Director of the PHI University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Oncology, Dr. Nikola Vasev, the President of the Association for help and support of patients being treated for cancer “We Are Love – Jemi Dashuri”, Makedonka Ikonomova Davcheva, and Dr. Meri Peshevska, Specialist in the Department of Malignant Breast Tumors at the PHI University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Oncology.
The President’s Wife made a brief visit to patients in the day hospital receiving chemotherapy and visited the Cabinet for psychological support, where psychologists Aleksandra Stefanovska and Elena Georgievska presented the work of the Cabinet. They informed Gjorgievska that the psychologists at the clinic work with patients and their families, have individual and group meetings with new patients who start treatment, with patients who are undergoing treatment, as well as patients who have completed their treatment.
The Association “We Are Love – Jemi Dashuri” whose goal is to facilitate the path of oncology patients to their better health initiated, in cooperation with health institutions, the opening of the psychological office at PHI University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Oncology considering it necessary in the process of their treatment.
From the very beginning of the pandemic, the psychologists in the psychological department of the University Clinic for Oncology and Radiotherapy, in cooperation with the Chamber of Psychologists, designed the “Project for psychological support and psycho-social assistance to oncology patients”. The project offers free psychological assistance and operates a telephone service to help cancer patients and families and an online psychological support group once a week. A total of 900 psychological meetings have been held in the Cabinet for psychological support at the University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Oncology since its onset.