Psychological Support in Palliative Care
Pain is a subjective phenomenon that relieves or worsens according to the patient's emotional state. It is possible to palliate psychologically in situations of prolonged, chronic, progressive, or terminal illness and this relief leads the patient to a state of pacification.
Psychological care in non-curable illness is essential as a support for the patient and families.
Losing sight of autonomy, decision-making capacity, functionality, and, often, self-esteem and dignity, leads to a patient's discouraged state that is difficult to recover.
It is possible to help the patient to find resilience from their internal resources to face the day-to-day of the disease.
In general, these consultations take place at home but can be held at the patient's inpatient institution, with the patient's consent.
All family members of the patient can be involved, as long as it is useful for the progress of their emotional state.