Social Work

He has been working at the institution since 1997 and works as a gateway to the reception and registration of referred onco-hematological patients. The sector has an inclusive, interventional and educational character, focusing on the healing process of the patient based on the monitoring of the family group, with regard to social and socioeconomic issues. Main activities carried out by the social service:

  • Reception;
  • Social interview / Patient registration;
  • Guidance on rights and benefits;
  • Articulation and referral to the Social Assistance Network for access to public policies;
  • Socioeconomic analysis of the family group;
  • Home visits;
  • Scheduling of exams / consultations;
  • Multidisciplinary interventions;
  • Lectures / Conversation rounds of a socio-educational nature.


Implemented at the Casa in 1998, the Psychology service has been developing, since then, a work focused on the humanization of care for chronic onco-hematological patients and their families, in order to allow minimization the stress caused by the disease and a better understanding of the moment lived, facilitating adherence to treatment. With a focus on the patient's quality of life, during and after the reception, the sector performs the following activities:

  • Individualized psychological assistance to patients and companions;
  • Reception and application of Brief Support Psychotherapy;
  • Visits / Hospital and home care;
  • Service through dialogue in play therapy;
  • Psychological support for brothers and family;
  • Fênix Project (attention to bereaved family members);
  • Parent support and guidance group;
  • Group of teenagers;
  • Group of recreational activities with children;
  • Recanto Cultural Project;
  • Supervision of interns and volunteers;
  • Educational lectures.


The nutrition sector offers individual and collective nutritional assistance to patients and families benefited by the institution, through food donations. Casa Durval Paiva has a food and nutrition unit where meals are produced daily with the quality and food safety that the public we serve needs. We also provide individualized clinical care, where we carry out nutritional monitoring of patients.

In addition, in conjunction with the Casa's pedagogical sector, the "Educando para Nutrir" Project is being developed, whose main objective is to motivate children and adolescents with cancer or hematological diseases to acquire a healthy eating habit, aiming at a better quality of life.

Medicines Dispensary

Seeking to offer yet another service to its target audience, Casa Durval Paiva created in 2009 a medicine dispensary. The service aims to provide pharmaceutical assistance and adjuvant medications to treatment free of charge. Pharmaceutical care is performed by a specialized professional promoting conditions for adherence to the treatment, so that the use of the drug is effective and safe before, during and after treatment, seeking a cure and quality of life.


The dental sector was established in 1998, to serve children and adolescents, in addition to their companions. The consultations aim to prevent and treat the side effects resulting from chemotherapy and / or radiotherapy of the head and neck in the oral cavity of cancer patients and to prevent and treat infections in chronic hematological patients. As the mouth is one of the first places affected by these effects, the presence of the dentist in the multidisciplinary team of onco-hematological treatment is important.

The professionals perform hospital care (inpatients) and outpatient care (office in the institution). At the hospital, the dentist will evaluate the mouth, advise on the possible effects of onco-hematological treatment, enhanced hygiene care, prevention of oral mucositis, a very debilitating condition for the patient, and may even lead to death. Ideally, the patient should undergo treatment before chemotherapy and / or radiation, in order to remove all infectious foci.

At the institution's outpatient clinic, the dentist will also carry out preventive, educational and dental treatment procedures. The relationship between the dentist and onco-hematologists is of utmost importance, so that preventive and curative measures are instituted soon after the diagnosis of the disease.

It is important to note that professionals work in a multidisciplinary way, with the purpose of meeting the integrality of the user in his varied and complex demands. In this perspective, the pedagogical action called "Education and Smile" has been developed in partnership with professionals in the area of ​​education. And it aims to motivate patients to have oral hygiene habits, emphasizing the importance for the treatment they undergo, in addition to demystifying the figure of the “villain” of the dentist, making him more receptive to treatment and close to the professional.


Casa Durval Paiva, understanding that education is the way to build a less unequal society, assumes the commitment to public policies of social inclusion, and develops several actions aimed at promoting human development, in a comprehensive manner, as described in the Institution's strategic objectives and guidelines.

In 1998, the pedagogical accompaniment at the Institution started and was conducted by the voluntary service, with the initiative of promoting playful activities and school reinforcement for children and adolescents assisted by the Support House .

In 2001, the service was made official by the State Secretariat of Education and Culture of RN - SEEC / RN, through the Special Education Sub-coordination - SUESP / RN. And with the implementation of the Center for Educational Hospital and Home Care in the State - NAEHD / SUESP, in 2010, the service was instituted, and Casa Durval Paiva became the first institution to offer hospital and home pedagogical support in the State.

In these spaces, educational support comes to ensure continuity in the schooling process of patients away from school, since continuing to study is a right of the hospitalized student, supported by the Laws that govern special education , in order to create opportunities for the development and construction of knowledge, thereby avoiding school dropout during and after treatment.

Currently, the educational sector of the Institution has a routine of diversified curricular and extra-curricular activities, which seek to establish an educational routine parallel to the hospital routine, in order to enable the integral development of the subject .

For the development of these activities, we rely on the partnership of schools where students / patients are enrolled, to send books, tests and assessments; and with the resources of the social projects contemplated in public notices.

Among them we can mention:

  • Curricular activity:
    • Individualized pedagogical support;
    • Individualized pedagogical support;
  • Extracurricular activities:
    • Happy Living Project
      • Drawing Workshop;
      • Therapy Tour;
      • Therapeutic Play Group;
      • Computer classes;
      • Robotics Workshop;
      • Art Therapy;
      • Musicalization;
      • Psychomotricity.
    • Arte Viva Project: knowing and living without Drugs
      • Theater Workshop.
    • Inter and Multidisciplinary Activities:
      • Education and Smile Project;
      • Educating to Nurture Project;

The main objective of the actions developed by the pedagogical sector, is to contribute to the cognitive, affective and social development of the student / patient, minimizing the educational losses caused by the difficulties of access to school, or by being away depending on the treatment. And so, guarantee inclusion and social reintegration, after medical discharge, with quality of life.


Opened in 2008, its entire project was financed through a partnership between the Rotary Club Natal Alecrim and the Rotary Clubs of Spain.

The purpose of this service is to assist children and adolescents with cancer and chronic hematological diseases, preventing functional sequelae and rehabilitating those with musculoskeletal, neurological and other deficiencies caused by cancer or its treatment.

For this, the physiotherapy sector has furniture, utensils, equipment and a qualified professional to work with a focus on the well-being and quality of life of the patient, through therapeutic exercises and specific techniques for promote the maintenance of physical integrity, functional independence and the improvement of some parameters such as pain; the restriction in mobility; decreased muscle strength; changes in motor coordination, balance, posture and physical conditioning.

Coordination of Early Diagnosis

Since 2002, Casa Durval Paiva has been developing actions in favor of the early diagnosis of childhood cancer, and in 2020 it implanted a specific sector to plan, monitor and execute educational activities on childhood cancer with in order to increase the cure rate of childhood cancer.

The CDP Early Diagnosis sector has been pursuing strategies to establish partnerships that contribute and collaborate with the dissemination of essential information to the process of diagnosing childhood cancer, from the stage of demystifying, through clear and transparent communication, characteristics of childhood and adolescent cancer, as well as entering into more technical and specialized themes on the subject, and also crossing the barriers that exist in the trajectory between the initial symptoms until the diagnosis of the disease. This is a long walk to go!

Such partnerships aim to promote awareness actions for education professionals and parents of students, as well as society in general; training actions for professionals working in primary health care; in addition to seeking to raise awareness among the population through the dissemination of qualified information about the signs and symptoms of childhood and juvenile cancer. In this way, everyone, legal or physical, entities representing class, private institutions or public bodies can join this noble cause of responsibility of the whole society.

It is noteworthy that, if diagnosed early, children and adolescents can anticipate treatment and provide a greater chance of cure for these patients. Our gift is the cure! And saving lives is our biggest reason for action!


The co-working has the role of inserting the users of Casa Durval Paiva in a new reality, the digital age. With the children, the work developed is multidisciplinary in partnership with the pedagogical sector and with the projects "Educação e Sorriso" and "Educando para Nutrir".

Already with teenagers, parents and companions the focus is to train them through basic courses such as: Windows, Word, online courses with Microsoft certification provided by the Institution, in addition to passing on knowledge as a whole about the internet and its importance today. All of this to insert them into the job market and thus build a new perspective and quality of life.

Donation Center

Casa Durval Paiva provides its assisted services with accommodation, physiotherapy, dentistry, nutrition, pedagogy, psychology, occupational therapy, classes in the computer lab, transfer, exams and medications, in addition to actions carried out to promote early diagnosis, flagship campaign. The maintenance of the Institution comes from donations made by society, individuals or companies.

The Donation Center has the responsibility to bridge the gap between donors and Casa Durval Paiva, through our telemarketing we guarantee the resources that promote our financial sustainability. Come visit us!

For more information or if you want to become a donor, contact: (84) 4006-1600

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House of Crafts

In this space, activities are offered that aim to train the patients' companions in the elaboration of regional cultural handicrafts, sewing and beautification techniques, encouraging them in the production and marketing of the products made and in the services offered, providing interaction, integration and socialization, because in addition to exercising the practice, it is the moment when they interact with each other and end up realizing that everyone is going through the same difficulties.

In this way, the sector helps in the qualification and learning of a new trade, as well as being a new source of income generation, offering all of them the opportunity to be protagonists of their destiny.