|Joanna Zimmer-Nowicka, Elżbieta Narzekalak, Dariusz Kaczmarczyk, Izabela Niedźwiecka, Alina Morawiec-Bajda|
A support of the patients who underwent laryngectomy has to be multidisciplinary and comprehensive. However, even the most caring and professional medical personnel cannot be a substitute of the help which could be received from other patients with the same medical diagnosis. Therefore, numerous associations of the laryngectomees continue to emerge all around the world. The article describes our own experience with creation of such association, its aims and actions. We also show the advantages of the patients' involvement in the activities of the association.
keywords: rak krtani, laryngektomia, stowarzyszenia chorych, jakość życia, rehabilitacja pooperacyjna, laryngeal cancer, laryngectomy, patient associations, quality of life, postsurgical rehabilitation
pages: from 159 to 162
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