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Specialist in psychosocial hospital patient care


The end-of-life caregiver carries out care-giving and psycho-social accompaniment work with patients who resides in a health centre and either express pathologies typical of the final stages of a terminal illness or find themselves in long-term inpatient care; s/he likewise provides psycho-social care and assistance to persons close to the patient . To carry out this occupation, s/he must coordinate with other professionals involved in caring for the patient and offer them support to ensure the maintenance of a psycholgically favourable atmosphere across the entire end-of-life care-giving process.


  • Provide psychosocial care, psychological support, rapprochement and a comprehensive treatment to the terminally ill or those in long-term inpatient care.
    Draw up an integrative pychosocial treatment template for the terminally ill or patients in long-term inpatient care, in line with the protocols and guidelines of the health centre in which the services are provided.
    Establish behavioural guidelines and directives for the other professionals involved in caring for the patient, in order to ensure that the pychosocial intervention model is followed and promote a positive environment within the frame of the interactions between the healthcare staff and the patient.
    Establish systems and mechanisms to manage pain and any other physical symptoms likely to impact the psychological state and mood of the patient.
  • Share any knowledge and information likely to help improve the quality of the care given to the terminally ill.
    Diagnose and identify the constitutive elements of the character and personality of patients in order to gauge their pain threshold and acceptance of their own situation.
    Keep patients informed of the progress of their physical condition and any changes they might experience with regard to their psychological state and mood, compared with their last diagnosis, the aim being to achieve a synergistic balance between the two states.
    Tell relatives and persons close to the patient about his/her condition and provide behavioural guidelines and directives to promote a psychologically positive environment with the persons who interact with him/her.
  • Identify and address the different needs of the patient which may help handle the relationship between the patient and his/her relatives and entourage in the end-of-life accompaniment process.
    Identify and collect the patient's living will.
    Anticipate 'burnout' (stress syndrome) and provide advice regarding any possible emotional control in patients, their entourage and the healthcare staff.
    Provide guidance and advice in the end-of-life decision-making process, either with the patients or their friends and relatives.
    Report and announce the death of the patient.
    Lend emotional support during the grieving process: handling denial, anger, sadness and anxiety.
    Give spiritual support to relatives of the patient or those close to him/her, depending on their values or philosophy and related mourning rituals.
  • Establish own 'burnout' or emotional stress prevention technqiues:
    Practice relaxation techniques.
    Exercise, in a practical manner, preventive socio-emotional distancing strategies in dealings with the patients.

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