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C O N F E R E N C E    P R O G R A M M E

Date:      Friday, 12th September, 2014
Time:      9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Morning Session
„Looking into the neighbour’s garden”
– experiences from abroad

Starting at 9:00 a.m., the session focuses on issues in caring for sick and hospitalised children and their families – as seen and experienced by the international speakers.

Language:  English (translated to Czech)

Speakers and topics:

Sister Frances Dominica, Oxford, UK
founder of the world’s first children’s hospice, Helen House in Oxford, nurse and nun

Walking the Walk – journeying with children with life-shortening conditions and with their families

Stephen Vaudrey, London, UK
social worker, publicist
Care in the Community: The closure of children and adults institutions in the UK over the working lifetime of a social worker

Rev. Sheila Foreman, Crowborough, UK,
clergywoman, psychologist and mother; in her professional life, she has been focusing on people in hospitals, hospices and prisons.
Illness as a part of family’s life story

Carla Oliver, MSW, CCLS, Aurora, Colorado, USA,
Therapeutic Recreation/Child Life Department Manager
The Children’s Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Child-Life Council (CLC) President 2014–2015.
Sheri A. Mosely, MS, CCLS, Orlando, FL, USA
Manager for Child Life, Music & the Arts,
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children,
CLC President-Elect
Supporting the psychosocial needs of hospitalized children - a model of professional practice in the U.S.

Challenging issues in hospital practice – what do we perceive as our main problem?
Sequence of short presentations by the members of the European Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital (EACH).

MUDr. Michal Weinreb, Prague
paediatric oncologist and paediatric practitioner working simultaneously in the Czech Republic and the UK
Parents, their children and a paediatrician – roles interpreted


(12:30 – 01:30 LUNCHTIME)

Afternoon Session
„Challenges we face at home
– Czech hospitals as perceived by the people involved

Starting at 1:30 p.m., the session focuses on issues in Czech health-care and is featuring speakers who represent different roles, viewpoints and perspectives.

Language:  Czech (translated to English)

Speakers and topics:

Lukas Reiner, Novy Malin
reflective patient
Childhood and Adolescence Spent in Close Contact with the Czech Health-Care System

PhDr. Ivana Krizova, Plzen
director of a nursing college
Preparing nurses for the practice

Adam Zeleny, Tomas Zeleny, Prague
paediatric patient and his father
(who had accompanied him during long-term hospital treatment)
Our hospital stay in retrospect

PhDr. Vaclav Mertin, Prague
psychologist and university teacher
Parent as a Diagnostician and a Therapist

MUDr. Ludek Ryba, Usti nad Orlici
consultant paediatrician
What a children’s ward can do for its patients

Ing. Pavla Samajova, Ostrava
hospital play specialist, Municipal Hospital Ostrava
Mgr. Alice Reznickova, Pragie
hospital play specialist, Department of Cardiology, Motol Hospital
Hospital playwork - implementation issues

Properly educated and trained play specialists - initiators of prospective changes
Sequence of short presentations by HPS training programme graduates from all over the Czech Republic.

Jiri Kralovec, DiS., Klicek Foundation, Prague
„The Other Side of Paediatrics“ by June Jolly
– introduction of Czech translation of the book.


(download the Conference Programme as a pdf file)

The conference is organized by
the Klicek Foundation and public benefit company Energeia, o.p.s.,
in close co-operation with the Nursing College in Plzeň. 




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