HomePsychosocial care

Psychosocial care



Programme for the integrated care of people with advanced diseases. 

This programme of the "la Caixa" Foundation offers patients emotional, social and spiritual support, as well as support for families and the health and social and healthcare professionals who work with them, thus helping to improve the quality of life of people with advanced illnesses and extending the basic healthcare provided by medical and nursing professionals in palliative care. At the same time, it promotes new avenues of action in the field of palliative care in Spain and collaborates in raising public awareness of end-of-life and palliative care through dissemination activities.



Who it is aimed at: 

Advanced or terminally ill patients and their families, especially those with the greatest need and demand for care.


Scope of action in Gipuzkoa:

In centres:

  • Bermingham Hospital                                             
  • Argixao centre
  • Donostia Universitary Hospital                            
  • Asuncion clinic
  • Mendaro Hospital                                                   
  • Hospital of Zumarraga
  • Bidasoa Hospital                                                  
  • Alto Deba Hospital

At home:

Home hospitalisation (Donostia, Mendaro, Bidasoa, Zumárraga, Tolosa and Alto Deba)


What we do:

Our professional teams of psychologists offer patients and families emotional, social, and spiritual support, as well as support to palliative care professionals. The service is mainly composed of the following three areas:

  • Care of patients and their families during the illness both in hospital and at home and in outpatient clinics.
  • Individual and/or group bereavement follow-up care
  • Emotional support to professional teams and training

Programme results



Responsable of the Programme:

Lori Thompson Hansen
943 31 71 00 (1026 extension)


A Programme of: