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Obra Social “la Caixa” visit CUDECA Centre
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On Tuesday 21 November, we received a visit from Obra Social "la Caixa" at our Palliative Care Centre in Benalmadena.
The visit was attended by Juan Ignacio Zafra, Territorial Director Andalucia Oriental and Murcia in Caixabank; and from the CUDECA Hospice, Dr. Marisa Martín Roselló, Chief Executive & Medical Director; and Rafael Olalla, Deputy Chief Executive & Finance Director.
The purpose of this visit was to present the Volunteer´s Day as well as to show the facilities of the Palliative Care Center and the different CUDECA Care Programs that each year provides care for more than 1,300 patients with cancer and other advanced and non-curable illnesses.
The Volunteer´s Day, organized thanks to the collaboration of Obra Social "la Caixa", will take place on 1st December 2017 in the Auditorium Picasso Museum in Malaga.
The aim of this conference is to create, together with volunteers, organizations and health care professionals, a space for reflection on the contribution of volunteer programs, based on the sharing of experiences, knowledge and concerns. Likewise, to give visibility to the value of caring from compassion in our society, being the presence and work of volunteers the best example of this.
VOLUNTEER´S DAY (The conference is in Spanish)
They will begin with the presentation of the Conference by the Corporate Director of the Social Area, Marc Simon; and the Manager and Medical Director of Cudeca Hospice, María Luisa Martín.
After the presentation the workshops will begin (9:30h):
Spiritual accompaniment at the end of life ".
Rafael Cía Ramos. Internist and Family Physician. Director of the Andalusian Palliative Care Plan (2007-2016), Seville.
"Accompanying children and teenagers in the illness."

Amparo Jiménez de la Torre. Social Worker and Head of the PsychoSocial Care Team EAPS Aspanion - "la Caixa", Valencia.
"Confidentiality in volunteer work "
Josefina Mateos Rodríguez. Associate Psychologist of the Metropolitan Palliative Care Unit of the Regional University Hospital of Malaga and Coordinator of the Progr. of Psychosocial Care of the Cudeca Hospice.
"How to manage and care for volunteerism"
Inmaculada Ruíz Torreras. Psychologist and Volunteer Coordinator of CUDECA Hospice.
Then (10:30h) the speakers themselves will work in small groups with the attendees, around a coffee in Bodega El Pimpi.
The Conference will continue with "Mindfulness, the value of compassion. Emotional accompaniment to sick people" by Natalia Ramos Díaz. Professor of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment at Psychology Department at University of Málaga.
After lunch there will be a round table discussion (16:00) of volunteers from different NGOs will present their testimonies on "Experiences of volunteers": Multiple Sclerosis Association and ALS, Andrés Olivares Foundation, Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Association of Volunteers in Child Oncology (AVOI), Malaga Foundation for Assistance to Cancer Patients (FMAEC) and Cudeca Foundation.
The Conference (17.30) will be finished with "How to make the life of a happier volunteer" by Fernando Chacón Fuertes. Professor of the Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Complutense University of Madrid. Dean of the Official College of Psychologists of Madrid.
For all those who form the CUDECA Hospice, it is a great joy to have you present at this Conference, which brings to a close an important year of celebration for our organization: 25 years adding life to the days.
The conference will have national referents, experts in the field of volunteerism, as well as the participation of different NGOs that through their volunteers will give us testimony of their experiences and experiences in a round table.
Online registration at: bit. ly/JornadasVOL
More information and registration: - 952 564 910
Organized by the Volunteer Department of CUDECA Hospice and the EAPS Cudeca - "la Caixa" PsychoSocial Care Team.
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