Contemporary pediatric medicine aims at providing multidisciplinary care to an ill child and its family. Holistic approach towards treatment assumes wider help for the patient and their family.
The Institute of Diabetology wants to create the best conditions of working with the patient. Psychologist is a regular member of a medical team and cooperates constantly with the doctor both at the stage of diagnosis and later during the treatment.
For us an ill child is a person in the world of their emotions and experiences necessary to manage both their chronic illness and their developmental problems to control their emotions, to find out who they are and to build relations with others.
Diagnosing chronic illness always brings emotional suffering for a child and its family. There is fear, a sense of guilt and also a sense of being stigmatized.