Adriana Caruntu, one of our former participants who is the head of the St. Nectarias Palliative Care Center in Bucharest, Romania, had the idea of implementing a new concept in palliative care. Adriana explains:
“Starting with April 17, 2018, the new concept has been introduced within the St. Nectarias Palliative Care Center, to care for patients with ‘Geneva Lavender Water’. This innovative product has great effects in skin care for patients, especially those who are after chemotherapy or radiotherapy, when the skin is usually stiff and dry. The lavender water is offered free of charge by Mrs. Cristina Militoiu from the lavender garden in Prahova County.
I chose ‘Geneva’ for the lavender water, the place where I discovered the use of this product in palliative care [Adriana has practiced at the European Academy of Palliative Care at Bellerive University Hospital for Palliative Care in Geneva, Switzerland]. I dedicate this innovative care project to patients on October 13, 2018, when international palliative care is celebrated – as a sign of gratitude and appreciation for my collaboration with specialists from several European countries and especially with my teachers EUPCA who helped me become a good professional and a leader.”