Adolescent and young adult patients of the Milan's Youth Project developed a new communication project aimed at young people with cancer: in a series of video tutorials called Tumorial, they talk about their day-to-day experiences, offering "survival tricks" to their peers. Methods: The project was developed during group meetings taking place every week in a dedicated room near the ward. Each meeting focused on a single topic and was led by the patients themselves, who talked about their experiences; staff members moderated the discussion and took notes, which was used as script for a video, recorded by one patient as a spokesperson. All the videos had English subtitles. Results: The project was implemented between March 2018 and June 2019 and involved 53 teenagers and young adults (15-27 years), 33 receiving treatment and 20 in follow-up when the project began. There were 23 video tutorials produced in all, with various topics, for example, school, sex, hair, privacy, social networks, fuck-ups to avoid, scars, ward companions. The videos are published on the Youth Project's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR0EVeYMAjgJlN95tSc-iPA). Conclusion: This innovative approach to communication in the world of oncological disease in the young can be a useful tool as part of their course of care. It appears of great importance considering that social networks - and YouTube in particular - frequently provide unreliable or useless information. In making the project, patients told their innermost feelings, promoting cohesion among them. Patients and caregivers developed the project together in a significant example of cooperation.

Tumorial: Video Tutorials Produced by Young Patients on the Youth Project to Voice Their Experiences / E. Pagani Bagliacca, G. Sironi, L. Veneroni, P. Gaggiotti, M. Silva, S. Signoroni, M. Casanova, F. Cattaneo, S. Chiaravalli, N. Puma, G. Gattuso, L. Bergamaschi, E. Schiavello, C.A. Clerici, M. Massimino, A. Ferrari. - In: JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT ONCOLOGY. - ISSN 2156-5333. - 9:3(2020 Jun), pp. 436-440. [10.1089/jayao.2020.0008]

Tumorial: Video Tutorials Produced by Young Patients on the Youth Project to Voice Their Experiences

L. Veneroni;M. Casanova;E. Schiavello;C.A. Clerici;
2020

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Adolescent and young adult patients of the Milan's Youth Project developed a new communication project aimed at young people with cancer: in a series of video tutorials called Tumorial, they talk about their day-to-day experiences, offering "survival tricks" to their peers. Methods: The project was developed during group meetings taking place every week in a dedicated room near the ward. Each meeting focused on a single topic and was led by the patients themselves, who talked about their experiences; staff members moderated the discussion and took notes, which was used as script for a video, recorded by one patient as a spokesperson. All the videos had English subtitles. Results: The project was implemented between March 2018 and June 2019 and involved 53 teenagers and young adults (15-27 years), 33 receiving treatment and 20 in follow-up when the project began. There were 23 video tutorials produced in all, with various topics, for example, school, sex, hair, privacy, social networks, fuck-ups to avoid, scars, ward companions. The videos are published on the Youth Project's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR0EVeYMAjgJlN95tSc-iPA). Conclusion: This innovative approach to communication in the world of oncological disease in the young can be a useful tool as part of their course of care. It appears of great importance considering that social networks - and YouTube in particular - frequently provide unreliable or useless information. In making the project, patients told their innermost feelings, promoting cohesion among them. Patients and caregivers developed the project together in a significant example of cooperation.
communication; project; psychosocial support; tutorial; video
Settore M-PSI/01 - Psicologia Generale
Settore M-PSI/08 - Psicologia Clinica
giu-2020
apr-2020
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