Preparing for and accompaniment during hospital stays

Author: Gesche Tallen, MD, PhD, Editor: Maria Yiallouros, Reviewer: Prof. Dr. med. U. Creutzig, English Translation: Hannah McRae, Last modification: 2014/08/05

The structures and routines in a large hospital and on a childhood cancer ward are not easy to understand. Also, in the days spent at home, one might often feel even more overwhelmed when trying to cope with the life-threatening illness of a child, as well as with the resulting burden for the other family members, including oneself.

The following chapters are to help you coping by answering frequently asked questions as well as by providing some advice that may be helpful in your current situation. Specific questions should always be directed to your treatment team.