International Strategic Partnership

"POMASTO:

Back to social life of women after mastectomy”

Funded by Erasmus Plus Program of the EC

KA 2 – STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

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The Erasmus Plus Program aims at reaching the strategic objectives provided by the Europe 2020 Plan, focusing on the cooperation in the Education and Training fields.


This Strategic Partnership has the objective of developing, transferring and implementing innovative practices and joint actions aimed at the promotion of collaboration, peer education and exchange of experiences at pan-European level.

​​​PROJECT DESCRIPTION

“POMASTO - Back to Social Life of Women after Mastectomy” 


Project Context


The system of care of women after mastectomy has become one of the fastest developing topics in the field of health in recent years, but there is a lack of specialized medical staff who is sensitive to this problem. In most cases, the care ends at the moment of completion of cancer treatment and breast removal.

The aim of the PoMasto project is to raise the awareness and sensitivity of medical staff as well as their qualifications in the field of new psycho – medical solutions, “soft” interpersonal skills, but also improvement of quality of women’s life after mastectomy, including their total back to active, fully fledged functioning in society. Further development of the vocational training and model care will allow to perform their professional skills in a better way, what will have an influence on the comfort and the quality of life of patients, not only after surgery and during the convalescence, but also in later time relating back to a normal life.

Aims and objectives


  • The aim of the partnership is to increase the comfort and the quality of life, full return to social, family and professional life of women after mastectomy.
  • Project objectives are to develop suitable training programs for professionals, seeking to  empower within competence and skills of specialists working with women after mastectomy i.e. surgeons, physical therapists, psychologists, pathologists, dieticians.


Project activities


Training courses and workshops carried out in each partner’s organization aiming at the improvement of the quality of care for patients after a mastectomy, i.e. an innovative treatment using new methods of rehabilitation (eg. psychological group) and the education of society (workshops, picnics), have the effect on the development of new personalized therapy of women. The project results – training materials (mini handbook, leaflets) and e-learning platform created by the Partners will be a helpful for medical staff as well as for women after mastectomy. Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices between foreign partners is an excellent solution that may reinforce the idea of the project. Close cooperation with renowned organizations enables to enhance the objectives of the project at the highest international level.


The Partnership consists of:

  • Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital - Research Institute, Leader

and partners:

  • Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Poland
  • Institutul Postliceal Phoenix Asocitie, Romania
  • MBM Training and Development Center Limited, the UK
  • Surekli Egitim, Arastirma ve Danisma Dernegi, Turkey

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Project Duration:

  • The project started in March 2017 and will finish in June 2018.


For more information, please visit:

  • the web page of the project at http://pomasto.eu                 and
  • the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PoMastoProject