Humanize the duel with-passion: Carmen Segovia

2019-08-02T19:01:04+00:0030 August, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends: Yesterday I had the fortune to know personally one of the persons in Spain that has most knowledgeable about communication in critical situations. Constant smile and exquisite service, she taught me the headquarters of the National Organisation of Transplants and introduced me to the team with a normalcy that made me feel as at [...]

Family involvement in the critically ill patient basic care, by José Manuel Velasco

2019-08-02T19:01:05+00:0029 August, 2014|

Visit in the ICU are in fashion.  At least an increase of interest about the subject is verifiable. But we are probably  retarded in these aspects in the ICU, because in many cases we continue to maintain restrictive policies introduced in the last century. Policies that do not support a deep discussion with the same archaic arguments which were used [...]

Let the music sound!

2019-08-02T19:01:05+00:0028 August, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, mis queridos amig@s. Music is part of our lives, that is an irrefutable fact. We like it, it distracts us, helps us, calm us, it brings back memories. There is not a single day that we don't listen it in one way or another. Published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2013, the article Effects of [...]

An Humanization Commission in the Hospital: Is it possible?

2019-08-02T19:01:05+00:0027 August, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear  friends. More joys. We are still meeting new people within Spain and all over the world. And a great little treasure is right nearby, in the Hospital Universitario San Juan de Alicante.For many years, in this Center has been created a hospital Humanization Commission as the rest of the commissions, with their records and their projects, [...]

How to be a hero: Cognitive Resilience

2019-08-02T19:01:05+00:0026 August, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends: Several months ago, Dr. Cliff Reid gave an awesome speech in Social Media And Critical Care (SMACC) about a quality of which many of us are not even aware and we use almost daily in our welfare work: The cognitive resilience.  I was so impressed with his talk, so Oliver Flower (www.intensivecarenetwork.com) and IC-HU Project worked again together for editing [...]

Transforming Healthcare through the Power of Listening: ELAHC

2019-08-02T19:01:06+00:0022 August, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends: Today IC-HU Project  wants to give  the widest possible diffusion to an event that we cannot miss: European Listening and Health Conference that is going to take place in  Nijmegen (The Netherlands) from 30 to  31 of October, 2014. During a two day live conference , will be showcasing and promoting listening in healthcare by presenting research, sharing [...]

INTRAQUEAL: Clinical Trial about airway in Anestesiar.org

2019-08-02T19:01:06+00:0021 August, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends: Today the blog wants to serve as a megaphone to help our partners and friends of Anestesiar.org. Dr. Eugenio Martínez Hurtado, from Hospital Universitario Infanta Leonor de Madrid has contacted me to spread and participate in the INTRAQUEAL study, a controlled clinical randomized multicenter study that wants to compare the classic direct laryngoscope Macintosh [...]

The day I heard better, I did it with the eyes…by Yasmina Díaz

2019-08-02T19:01:07+00:0020 August, 2014|

"The day I discovered that I could make it better I was working. Specifically, I was cleaning the skin of a man who was in a coma, and I did it as usual, trying to doing with the same attention and detail that dressmakers do when preparing a suit of rhinestones. At that time, some colleagues came into the room [...]

What are the habits of highly humanistic physicians?

2019-08-02T19:01:07+00:0019 August, 2014|

Most health professionals believe that more humanistic treatment of patients and families is an essential part of our profession and helps us to improve the quality of care. However, even though many of us try to acquire those humanistic values and improve on them, many difficulties still exist when we try to maintain them throughout our professional lives.  We may [...]