• The story of these flash cards called Hemoaction started almost 5 years ago.
  • I used to draw some images (a vein, a knee from the inside, the fibrin net…) for my patients with hemophilia and for their families, to make it easier for them (and for me) to explain difficult topics about hemophilia.
  • I decided to ask a friend Pavão (he is a great artist) to draw the images in a sequence that I thought would facilitate the understanding of hemophilia, blood and related topics.
    • Hemoação was borned! and…it is in 4 languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
    • Hemoação or Hemoaction is a tool  to learn playing card games. It ´s funny and simple!
  • Anyone can use it!
  • Everybody will learn something new about blood clotting and its disorder such as hemophilia A and B.card-15.jpg,Symbol of the slowness in clotting now solved temporarely by the infusion of factor VIII or IX!
  • When the patients play and see the images, they learn faster and they can remember better difficult terms.
  • Symbols such as a turtle for slowness in clotting, or a sink plug for the platelets´action are easy to remember.card-13.jpgplatelet´s plug
  • The feelings of joy, clarity and self-management in education help people to cope better with hemophilia.
      1. About frederica cassis

        My name is Frederica Dillen CASSIS, born of a Belgium mother and an Egyptian father, on the 3rd of January 1966 in Brussels, Belgium. I´ve travelled a lot, lived in many countries. Brazil is my seventh country and i live in Sao Paulo for 19 years now. Graduated in Clinical Psychology in 1991, I specialized in Junguian Psychology and in Hemophilia since then. LATEST PROJECTS: 1) Launching IN-HEMOACTION flash cards, where I added new topics like Inhibitors and their different treatments, physiotherapy and a some playful activities like video games! 2) HERO (Hemophilia Experiences Results and Opportunities) sponsored by Novo Nordisk since 2009, exploring through qualitative and quantitative analysis the psychosocial issues involving People with hemophilia, their carers and the health professionals in the treatment process. check this project in my blog www.blood4.wordpress.com Now, HERO is in Brazil! soon the results will be available. 2) P-TET (Pediatric Thrombosis Educational Tool) flash cards in evolution stage, for kids on anti-coagulant treatment...inspired on IN-HEMOACTION flashcards success. 3) I am a co-author along with psychologist Irene Fuchs and Edward Kuebler of a booklet called "Communication, love and sexuality for people with hemophilia, carriers and family" 4) an on going process of a systematic review for the Cochrane Collaboration about "psychological interventions for people with hemophilia and their families" On a more personal level i have 3 three great not anymore children :) Danaê 24, Rubi 18 and Iggy 15) and i love to jogg, dance and read. To walk and look for shells on a beach too and I discover that i love deserts...:)

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        1. caze.com says:

          congratulations!! there should be more people like u in the world!!

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