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The “la Caixa” Foundation is again cooperating with UIC Barcelona Cuides by promoting initiatives focused on improving patient and family care
The creation of an area for children, the development of specific software to help make the end-of-life transition or the acquisition of a device to monitor levels of patient consciousness are some of the improvements added to the services offered by Cuides UIC Barcelona, the University Clinic that provides Support for Advanced Diseases and Palliative Care.
In the framework of its commitment to society, the “la Caixa” Foundation has again worked together with UIC Barcelona to expand the services and facilities of the Cuides UIC Barcelona Clinic, which is scheduled to open its doors in the autumn of 2021.
In this way, the new university clinic in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will have a children's area designed so that patient’s family members can come to visit them while accompanied by the youngest members.
In addition, the clinic will also contain virtual reality software designed to deliver personalised experiences to patients and their families. Finally, Cuides UIC Barcelona will incorporate a monitoring system into its facilities that will help to control the level of patient consciousness at the end of life, thus helping them to be free of pain and anxiety. These initiatives are to be added to the innovative sensory room also created thanks to cooperation with the “la Caixa” Foundation.
The new Cuides UIC Barcelona Clinc focuses on accompanying and providing comprehensive and quality care to people with complex and progressive diseases that involve changes in their quality of life, emotional state and that affect family organisation. The professionals in the UIC Barcelona Cuides Clinic offer this care not only inside the medical and hospital setting of the clinic ‘s facilities, but also in the psychosocial field through the EAPS Cuides UIC Barcelona team. This psychosocial support team is a member of the EAPS network set up by the “la Caixa” Foundation.