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Description

The emergencies psychologist is a profesional who works in close collaboration with the emergency teams, including firefighters, policers and healthcare professionals, providing support for three different groups of victims: primary victims (directly involved in the emergency or accident), secondary victims (people close to primary victims, such as family members) and tertiary victims (groups working in response to the emergency: police officers, firefighters, doctors, etc.). This occupation is normally coordinated by specialised companies hired by the Administration or directly by the Coordination itself, as it must be supervised by public bodies, since it makes use of public resources and is involved during emergencies.

Tasks

  • Provide psychological care to victims suffering from a psychological or physical condition.
  • Perform preventive actions to avoid the victim's condition from becoming chronic. This care is given to victims during the emergency. As such, the people responsible for providing victims with immediate care also proceed, where necessary, to continue the care in the public health network (admitting patients into a hospital, for example). They therefore guarantee the continuity of both the immediate care provided to the victim and the subsequent medical treatment. This also makes it possible to prevent the illness from becoming chronic or raising the patient's future quality of life by acting immediately, also reducing the duration and cost of subsequent medical treatment.
  • They monitor victims' progress if they have been hospitalised. This follow-up work is necessary where the hospital does not possess its own specialised medical team to do so.
  • Perform conflict mediation tasks. In emergency situations, it is often necessary to mediate between the parties involved, such as in the cases of suicide attempts, where a person must intervene and mediate between the individual at risk and the emergency teams.
  • Carry out investigations. Through these investigations, they assess the victim's condition and analyse the treatment provided in order to improve the intervention model and the techniques utilised.


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