Il supporto alla continuità scolastica nella cura multidisciplinare dei pazienti con patologie gravi: Esperienze in oncologia pediatrica

Monica Giovanetti, Carlo Alfredo Clerici, Laura Veneroni, Giovanna Casiraghi, Elena Pagani Bagliacca, Andrea Ferrari, Marta Podda, Saba Chopard, Maura Massimino

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Dealing with a serious illness always implies, and particularly for a child, important physical and psychological stresses. If on the one hand, the adult could have adaption's resources which allow him to deal with the illness's implications, on the other hand, for a child, the interference of the disease with growing steps may cause serious problems. For this reason, the clinicians and the family have to support the educational and social continuity of the child's interactions. The school experience, in fact, helps and supports the psychological and social development of the patient. This article has the aim of describing the experiences of the authors considering the Italian legislation, discussing the scientific literature and the approaches and resources which can be used in order to maintain the children within their school career. The experiences of the authors have been collected in the Paediatric Unit of an oncology's hospital. However, these experiences may be useful also in other contexts where children are being treated for different diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-137
Number of pages7
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019



  • Educational continuity
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Paediatric oncology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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