Psycho-oncology

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Outpatient consultations

Consultations are exclusively by prior appointment.

Secretaries

  • Opening hours: from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Telephone: +33(0)2 31 45 40 02
  • Location: 4th floor ‘Consultations et Ateliers’ (on your left as you leave the lift)

Missions

Psycho-oncology equally involves patients and their family circle. It takes account, not only of the neuro-psychological effects of disease and/or its treatment, but also of the consequences on lifestyle, thought patterns, relationships with others, etc. It is ensured by psychiatrists and psychologists who intervene with cancer patients and their close circle, during and after treatment.

Its aim is to consider and offer support in all the psychological, psychiatric, behavioural, family and social dimensions associated with cancer.

Healthcare offer

At the centre, the psycho-oncology team proposes:

  • Consultations with a psychiatrist
    • Individual consultations for patients, in or outside the hospital.
  • Consultations with a psychologist
    • Individual consultations for patients, in or outside the hospital.
    • Consultations for spouses/partners and members of the cancer patient’s close circle.
  • Group therapy for children
    • Psychological support for children with a family member suffering from cancer, whether the patient is cared for at the centre or elsewhere. This group welcomes children of all ages with their parents. It enables children to talk about disease in their presence, via different communication channels: speech, drawing, games, etc.

N.B.: children’s group therapy sessions are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will inform you as soon as they are resumed. The children’s therapy group generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 2.15pm to 3.15pm, including an afternoon snack till 4.30pm, on the 4th floor in the ATOSS consultation zone. Register with the secretaries at: +33(0)2 31 45 40 02

The team

  • Dr Faïz Kassab, psychiatrist
  • Dr Jean-Pierre Linard, psychiatrist
  • Diane De Crécy, psychologist
  • Marie Desnoyer, psychologist
  • Jean-Luc Machavoine, psychologist
  • Thibault Mercier, psychologist
  • Antony Narayanassamy, psychologist

Results

In 2019, the psycho-oncology team proposed 2,139 psychology consultations and 528 psychiatry consultations.

Research and publications

  • COVIPACT study: participation in a research study with UCOGIR/INSERM/CHU

Partnerships

  • Psychologist participation in the coordination of work groups on ‘Cancer and psychological support on the link between hospital and external care’ with the Onconormandie network.
  • Participation and intervention at the AFSOS conference
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