The transformation process for Palliative Care professionals: The Metamorphosis.

Palliative care professionals are exposed daily to high levels of suffering. This makes them particularly vulnerable to suffering from stress, which can lead to burnout and/or compassion fatigue. A qualitative study using semi-structured individual interviews was designed to analyse the professional trajectory of palliative care workers over time and the factors which influence this trajectory. Ten palliative care professionals (Doctors, Nurses and Psychologists) took part in the study. The analysis revealed a common trajectory followed by participants in their working lives: Pre-palliative care/Honeymoon/Frustration/Maturation. In addition, factors which influence this trajectory were identified. Details of the self-care strategies that these professionals have developed are described. The result of this process, which we have metaphorically termed “metamorphosis”, is the formation of a professional who can work satisfactorily within a palliative care context.

  • Rafael Mota Vargas
    Director
  • Vinita Mahtani Chugani
    Director
  • María Solano Pallero
    Director
  • Raquel Cabo Domínguez
    Director
  • Vicente Robles Alonso
    Director
  • Borja Rivero Jimenez
    Director
  • Rafael Mota Vargas
    Writer
  • Vinita Mahtani Chugani
    Writer
  • María Solano Pallero
    Writer
  • Raquel Cabo Domínguez
    Writer
  • Vicente Robles Alonso
    Writer
  • Borja Rivero Jimenez
    Writer
  • Fundación para la formación y la investigación de los profesionales de la salud de Extremadura (Fundesalud)
    Producer
  • Rafael Mota Vargas
    Producer
  • Rafael Mota Vargas
    Key Cast
  • Mercedes Ramos González
    Key Cast
  • Raquel Cabo Domínguez
    Key Cast
  • Fabiola Saiz Cáceres
    Key Cast
  • Beatrice Pop Csog
    Key Cast
  • Vicente Robles Alonso
    Key Cast
  • Miguel Ángel Sánchez Correas
    Key Cast
  • Petra González Cañamero
    Key Cast
  • Javier Flores Belmonte
    Key Cast
  • Pablo Gil Fernández
    Edition
  • Francisco Ríos Pérez
    Edition
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    El proceso de transformación de los profesionales de cuidados paliativos: Metamorfosis
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Festival Internacional de VideoMed
    Badajoz
    Spain
    November 14, 2012
    Asociación Extremeña de la lucha contra el cáncer
  • XXI International Congress on Palliative Care
    Montreal
    Canada
    October 18, 2016
Distribution Information
  • Rafael Mota Vargas
    Country: Spain
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director - Rafael Mota Vargas, Vinita Mahtani Chugani, María Solano Pallero, Raquel Cabo Domínguez, Vicente Robles Alonso, Borja Rivero Jimenez