True to its humanistic principles, the Michelin Corporate Foundation is involved in the development of palliative care. The objective is to maintain as good a quality of life as possible for patients by reducing their physical pain and taking their psychological, social and spiritual suffering into consideration.
In the face of an increasingly aged population, there are not enough centers to provide care for patients reaching the end of life. To meet these needs, the Michelin Corporate Foundation is engaged alongside the Fonds pour les soins palliatifs in supporting two schemes linking health to community action.
The first aims to give support to vulnerable elderly people and their families. Targeting patients who have chosen to remain in their homes, it allows them to undergo sessions of palliative care.
The second, entitled Clowns d’Accompagnement, is a recognized non-medical technique currently applied in the palliative care unit of the gerontology department at Toulouse University Hospital. Its objective is to improve the quality of life of the patients in the department and restore communication between patients and carers.
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