1st Specialization in Intensive Care and Urgent Medical Aid

Applied psychology

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ECTS Credits1
Number of Hours (h/year)15
Teaching staffCLERX, Anne
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2

Notions of psychology ( 1st , 2nd and 3rd year GN).

Aims and Objectives

Place oneself as a therapist in the relationship between the patient

their family, the therapeutic team and the institutional context

Identify the elements of a favourable relationship:

- for the patient's progress to psychological autonomy.

- self –respect therapeutic.

Build a relationship of partnership


Analysis of the therapeutic situations

  • Actors
  • Context.

Relationship of partnership.

  • the elements of the relationship which make the patient into a partner and the therapist into a partner.
  • criterion of analysis of different relationshipswhich have been observed and lived.

Needs of different actors, partners.

  • the patients and their family: information,reception, expression of fears, verbalization of pain.
  • the therapist, the individual/personal point of view, the team.

Analysis of strategies to find the needs of each actor in the relationship: affective, social and institutional pointsof view.


Dolto F., Parler de la mort, 1998, Edition Gallimard

Sabourin R., Les cinq sens dans la vie relationnelle, Edition Erasme, mai 1995

Ouvrage collectif, L’infirmier (ère) et les soins palliatifs, Edition Masson, 1999.

Renault M., Le désarroi hospitalier, Edition l’Harmaltan

Ruszniewski m., Face à la maladie grave, 1999, Edition Dunod, 2000.

La relation d’aide, sous la direction d’Alain Gouhier, Presses Universitaires de Nancy, 1993.

Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures

Cases study. Analysis of written and audiovisual documents

Assessment MethodsWritten examinations

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