We asked ... Dagmar Marth, Emergency Hospital Berlin (ukb)

"The patient’s needs determine the conversation in peer counseling"

Article 26 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities asks for the support of persons with disabilities in the form of so-called peers, who are in the same situation. The concept of peer counseling is therefore increasingly being implemented. Educational researcher Dagmar Marth has counseled persons with amputations both in a voluntary and professional capacity for nine years. REHACARE.com spoke with her about the Peers im Krankenhaus (PiK) project (English: Hospital Peers).


Photo: Dagmar Marth; Copyright: Silvia von Eigen

Dagmar Marth; © Silvia von Eigen

Photo: Patient, Dr. Melissa Beirau and Dagmar Marth; Copyright: ukb

Dagmar Marth: "You say I should accept that others are shocked when they see me. Your words feel like a dagger that cuts me. You let yourself be deceived by what your eyes see. See with your heart and you will see me"; © ukb

Photo: Patient Martin Malicki talking with Dagmar Marth; Copyright: ukb

Peer conversations help patients to cope amputations; © ukb

Photo: Nadine Lormis; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann