|Project title||Enhance self-interest assertion of cancer patients|
|Thematic area||Provision of welfare and basic service to vulnerable groups|
|Name of the organization||Hungarian Hospice Foundation|
|Postal address||1032 Budapest, Kenyeres u. 18-22.|
|Project manager||Gál Ilona|
|Project timeframe||August 1st, 2014 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||69,730 €|
The tumour patients often do not receive appropriate information from the health service employees and in many cases their rights to dignity are violated. These factors have negative effects on the patients concerning their chances for recovery. The doctors are overburdened and are used to a hierarchized relationship system, which has a negative effect on the doctor-patient relations. One of the goals of the project is to improve the patients’ capacity to advocate for their interests. The other goal is to improve the communication of doctors and other health care workers with their patients and to build partnership. A study will be compiled based on the personal experiences, while the trainings will improve the advocacy skills of the patients and their families. The doctors and other health care workers trained in assertive communication will bring much needed help to other patients. Furthermore, media campaigns will help in the broader communication of information related to this topic. An important part of this campaign is the work of the MOME design students: following an “initiation” and sensitization to this topic, the students will work out and execute “social design” ideas appropriate to social communication targeting the broader society.