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About the Event

The concept of Peer Visits is rooted in observational research. In our project participants will be able to observe healthcare professionals and other service providers in their natural environment.  Three types of observation will be used: naturalistic observation where the peer visit participants will observe the environment where the healthcare professionals are working; participatory observation where the participants will conduct interviews, take notes and photographs; and structured observation, where the participants will observe specific aspects about AYA care, long term follow up of late effects and transition from pediatric to adult oncology care, filling in a Peer Observation Form.

Peer Visits are expected to result in valuable feedback to the collaborating institution and actionable takeaways for peers to support health-policy initiatives in their home countries. This form of peer learning is designed to stimulate interaction, collaborative learning, and solution-building. The Peer Visit in Ghent, Belgium will focus on adolescent and young adult (AYA) care. On the 13th and 14th of July, the participants will visit Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent, and gain valuable insights on how the hospital is organized.

The overall aim is to contribute to a “Specialist AYA Units Minimum Standards” position paper, that will be developed based on peer study reports resulting from Peer Visits to AYA oncology departments in Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. The next in-person Peer Visit will occur in Amsterdam & Utrecht, Netherlands, in July.

Travel and subsistence costs are covered.

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