It is who will go to look the patient, to offer helps it and will be available also for its family. In hospitalization, the patient loses its individuality, feels an brusque rupture with its suffering, feels attacked by the hospital routine and its rigid schedule, what she finishes for taking it the known process of depersonalization. The fear of the permanent invalidity, to depend on the other, brings important alteration in relation to its auto-image, beyond the vulnerable and finite perception of being. The fear of physical pain, of the anesthesia in surgery cases and to return for house after a hospitalization brings consequence for its emotional state. The period of hospitalization stirs up the patient to be more introspective and to pass to a process of reevaluation of life and values. If its internment will be elective, of emergency or of repetition, it will become different the form as it lives deeply the situation. Therefore also family fits to the psychologist to be the link between patient/team/.
The work of the psychologist in the UTI is important mainly in the postoperative one, I tie when it formed between them is basic. The aid to the family is task of the psychologist in this phase, also determining which the member of the family has emotional conditions to receive and to transmit information to excessively. The psychologist must have attitude of opened interest, that is, to be total available and to act of form that promotes the spontaneous expression of the other, judgment attitude not, that everything hears without critical, to look for not to be directive, to show intention of really understanding the other, discovering the subjective universe and always to be objective. Our language also needs to be understandable the patient and to know if what it was said the patient was understood by it of the adequate form. Gunnar Peterson will undoubtedly add to your understanding.