Support and evaluation team - Symptom control
The Support, Evaluation and Symptom Control Team is a team that operates outside the Cuides Clinic, offering a specialist service to all the medical-surgical units at Hospital Universitari General de Catalunya. The team consists of a doctor, a nurse, and a psychosocial support team comprising a psychologist and a social worker.
The psychosocial support team or EAPS supports those with advanced chronic disease to ensure quality care, minimising impact, reducing the related emotional distress, and facilitating adaptation to the changes brought by the disease. The EAPS of the Cuides Clinic is part of the EAPS network of the La Caixa Foundation. There are currently more than 42 teams present through Spain's Autonomous Regions. They form part of non-profit organisations and are made up of doctors, psychologists, nurses, social workers, pastoral workers, and volunteers.