On Tuesday I found myself gathered with 17 committed people in learning and sharing their experiences and doubts about psychosocial aspects in hemophilia.

The first workshop for Social “care agents” went very well.…the participants were parents of young people with hemophilia, social workers, nurses interested in emotional issues for patients and families, physiotherapist and other active members of the Hemophilia Society of Amman…the mixture helped me to have a good view of what their concerns are in the health care situation in Jordania.

The group in the Amman society is strong, I could feel during the days the passion of the board to make the necessary steps to improve the care and awareness of their members towards a better understanding and coping with hemophilia! BRAVO 🙂 to Mrs Asia and her husband Mr. Dr Arafat who are the pillars of that movement but also give SPACE and INCENTIVATION to any other professional or parent interested in helping and promoting their mission.

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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