Meet our philosophy and team

Our philosophy

1. We work in the best interest of the child.

2. We follow the concept of total pain defined by Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of St Christopher’s hospice in London. Suffering of a dying child encompasses all of a his/hers physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and practical aspects.

3. We direct our efforts towards developing a partnership with the child and family.

4. We never lie to the child or family. If they ask, we always answer in an empathic way. We do not use half-truths nor white lies.

5. We don’t use empty words (e.g. “we are all going to die”, “you don’t have to lose hope”, “you can have another child”, “maybe somebody will discover new drugs”, “be patient please”, etc.)

6. We never use the words “YOU SHOULD”.

7. We respect the wishes of the family even if we don’t agree with them.

8. Manipulating, patronizing, forcing and misleading patients and families are forbidden in this hospice.

9. We value silence and the economy of words as an important therapeutic tool. We respect the pace of the patient and family.

10. We never take unilateral decisions. We look for consensus in the team. We try to be aware of our personal limitations.

Introducing our team

  • MUDr. Mária Jasenková

    MUDr. Mária Jasenková

    Founder and General Director

  • Prof.  Rubén Bild, M. A.

    Prof. Rubén Bild, M. A.

    Honorary President

  • Iván Gómez García

    Iván Gómez García

    Supervisor of the Grief Counselling Centre

  • Mgr. et Mgr. Katarína Maťová

    Mgr. et Mgr. Katarína Maťová

    Director of the Grief Counselling Centre

  • MUDr.  Ondrej Kysel

    MUDr. Ondrej Kysel


  • MUDr. Veronika Kurajová

    MUDr. Veronika Kurajová


  • MUDr. Margaréta Šovčíková

    MUDr. Margaréta Šovčíková


  • Mgr. Veronika Janíčková

    Mgr. Veronika Janíčková


    Social Worker

  • Mgr. Nikoletta Balazsová

    Mgr. Nikoletta Balazsová

    Social Worker

  • Mgr. Daniela  Bachoríková

    Mgr. Daniela Bachoríková


    Social Worker, Psychologist

  • Mgr. Daša Stašová

    Mgr. Daša Stašová


  • Mgr. Art.  Lucia Kralovičová

    Mgr. Art. Lucia Kralovičová

    Play Therapist

  • Mgr. Monika Varga Doležalová

    Mgr. Monika Varga Doležalová


  • Mgr. Zuzka Vécseiová

    Mgr. Zuzka Vécseiová


    Administrator of the organization

  • Katarína  Mistríková

    Katarína Mistríková

    Administrator of campaignes and fundraising activities

  • Mgr. Radka  Husáriková

    Mgr. Radka Husáriková


    Fundraisor of individual donors and companies

Join our team

We are looking for a doctor and a nurse to join our team. In case of interest, please, contact us on

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