For healthcare services to support Quality of Life, by recognising & supporting a person’s feelings & emotions.
Why, you may ask? Because Neil simply wishes to fulfil a promise to his father, which is to carry on his work; his father, Dr Sidney Bindemann (a pioneer in psychological cancer care) had, Neil believes, dedicated his work to his sister (who died when he was a young boy). That work was and is:
- To enable people to have access to the best possible quality of life care;
- To strengthen a person’s resolve and spirit, when challenged by a living experience and
- To communicate messages that acknowledges the significance of ‘hope’ in the provision of wholistic person-centred healthcare services, including cancer care.
“Dr Sidney Bindemann BSc, MSc, CSci, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS was a clinical psychologist & United Reformed Church (URC) minister, who may rightly be regarded as a founding figure within the modern discipline of psycho-oncology.”
Excerpt from the BPOS website.