The Psycho-oncology unit performs the following services, marked by an ever-increasing humanization of care, in collaboration with the other professional figures of the Institute:
- reception interview;
- support interviews;
- psychoeducational interventions;
- individual and group psychotherapy;
- stress reduction programs based on mindfulness;
- complementary interventions.
Together with the volunteer association AVO in Padua, the Psycho-oncology Unit coordinates the project “Don’t stop loving yourself”, which offers women undergoing chemotherapy the opportunity to borrow wigs and to take advantage of a free make-up service.
The Unit also collaborates with the Run for IOV initiative, promoted by the Veneto Institute of Oncology and the non-profit association RYLA ONLUS. The signature initiative trained and sponsored 12 patients and 4 doctors from the Institute to run marathons, including the New York Marathon in 2016.