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One ring to rule them all: education in ICU palliative care

9 March, 2017|

A letter with so strinking title has been recently published in Intensive Care Medicine, and it refers to another article commented in this blog by  Bárbara Salas: Ten key points about ICU palliative care. Drs. Zante and Schefold from Bern University Hospital ICU, pose to the authors a necessary reflection given the characteristics that differentiate ICU from the palliative care outside ICU. [...]

Death cafe: 3/23/17 #letstalkaboutdeath

7 March, 2017|

Death Cafe is an organized discussion group about death without a closed indent or specific objectives. The purpose is promote social awareness of death from several points of view for rating life and breaking the taboo of all death concerns. Death Cafe model was developed by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid, based on the ideas of  Bernard Crettaz. Since 2011 almost 4000 [...]

Human souls on fire but no burned: taking care of ICU professionals

3 March, 2017|

The motto of Proyecto HU-CI "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire" alludes to the powerful force of human being committed to an objective, and points out a vision of the humanisation of health where the care of the professional can not  be missed, because the team is the agent of this process of humanisation. [...]

A hospital like an alive tree

28 February, 2017|

Lady Cilento (LCCH) is a children hospital in Brisbane (Australia), and its design proyect started with the join of the Pediatric Units of Royal and Mater hospitals to get LCCH as the reference pediatric center. To meet the design, architects studied how hospitals were thought from the 1980s to the present day. After that study, they concluded that the design was [...]

Patient advocacy

23 February, 2017|

Rights and duties of patients culture in Spain and active participation mechanisms have been increasing in recent times. Currently, we are facing one major challenge which consists on training professionals to defend the rights of patients in different governmental sectors of health and sanitary institutions, both nationally and internationally. In this context, the Instituto Albert J. Jovell de Salud Pública [...]

Proyecto HU-CI releases new logo and image

21 February, 2017|

Everything began with an interview to Gabi Heras I read. I had gone through a very hard experience in ICU (one ICU sometimes without H, sometimes with H, perhaps the least) to return home, and wandering in the internet, I went into that mirror that was for my that interview. I was deeply thrilled by the project, resounded in my every [...]

#3JHUCI: humanising healthcare alltogether

16 February, 2017|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Today, Proyecto HU-CI is three years old...and really, nothing surprises me. I have sincerely believed that this was always possible. Three years to happend everything, and in those I have had the luck to meet thousands and thousands of people: all of you. Three years to make the revolution a reality in the ICU [...]

Ailín and Mauricio got married…in the ICU

7 February, 2017|

The Intensive Care Unit, a very curious place: human being above all, health and well-being... and humanity, that great little detail, a bit of side. Perhaps maybe because of the concentration and fine pulse that requires constant care, a space between the human and the human being is created. Medicine is responsible for the care of the body, and humanity [...]

Our second home

1 February, 2017|

Intensive care units are spaces where there is a fast and furious rhythm work and this causes stress to healthcare professionals. There are many factors that cause it, and one is the environmental and physical environment. Humanised architecture not only focuses on patients or relatives creating spaces that transmit them the warmth of a 'temporary home', transforming the traditional waiting rooms [...]

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2 January, 2017|