Our Holistic Approach to Medicine
At Sheba Medical Center, we are strongly dedicated to helping our little patients and their families cope with the difficult effects of cancer and other related medical conditions. Our skilled team at The Division of Pediatric Hemato-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation provides integrative care with psychological assessments, clinical interventions, and educational services. We are guided by the compassionate mission of preparing children with cancer and their families for the challenges they face – in and out of the hospital.
Doctors from various hospital departments at Sheba join together to design and administer the most effective treatment program for each individual child with cancer. Our multidisciplinary efforts enable us to treat all parts of the child, and not just the disease – which goes a long way toward enhancing each child’s overall well-being and quality of life.
Patient Comfort is Paramount
As part of our compassionate, holistic philosophies, we customize all treatments to make them pain-free. Potentially painful procedures are performed with optimal sedation and anesthesia, so that every child feels as relaxed and comfortable as possible. The cheerful, colorful design of the hospital’s interior spaces helps to create a reassuring atmosphere that calms children and their families.
In addition to providing healthcare for the physical body, we consider the psychological and social-emotional needs of both the child and family. As a result, patients demonstrate a better adjustment to the situation, a higher adherence to taking medication, enhanced quality of life, and a greater level of trust between the family and the medical team. Overall, these improvements promote advanced healing of the whole body.
Sheba’s holistic services at the Division of Pediatric Hemato-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation include:
- Individual and Family Counseling (including services for siblings)
- Support Services
- Medication Adherence
- Pain Management
- Procedural Anxiety
- Coping with Illness