par De Wever, Alain
Référence Hopital Belge, 18, 118, page (17-18)
Publication Publié, 1975
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Although the physical comfort of the patient is often sufficiently guaranteed in modern health care, the same does not hold for his psychological comfort. Volunteers organised in a welfare service can provide a host of useful services during the various stages of the patient's hospital stay. The author describes experiences gained with the welfare service of the Brugmann University Hospital (Brussels). The tasks of the service during patient admission, ward stay and discharge, are described (follow up task for the welfare service). The utilisation of a well motivated voluntary service, by definition, will represent a step forward in realising a more humane hospital environment.