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Listen to Patients first

30 September, 2014|

Hello everybody, my dear friends: Recently I published in this blog the post Transforming Healtcare Through the Power of Listening , to inform you that from 30 to 31 October is going to celebrate the European Listening and Health Conference (ELAHC) in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). I thought that inscription fee were too expensive from someone from Spain, so I applied a [...]

The B Team, by José Manuel Velasco

27 September, 2014|

Talk about "teamwork" is easy in those places where this is a guideline, but tremendously complicated with whom has no clear the meaning. Recently I read a post of the great Miguel Ángel Máñez (@manyez) where he said: "teamwork is one of the current mantra in health organizations. But actually "teams" that exist are really teams ? Or rather are pseudoteams based [...]

Empathy 2, by José I Ricarte

26 September, 2014|

The recently deceased Robin Williams participated in several films that have marked me: Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, Hook, Jumanji... Photo: fanpop But one of my favorites is Patch Adams, the the life of a doctor/clown. It´s plenty of  details and scenes that show the necessary humanization of health but I would like to share with you three of them that speak of [...]

Ethics and etiquette in neonatal intensive care

25 September, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends: Dr. Alberto García Oguiza, a friend of mine, Neuropaediatrician and mate at  University of Alcalá, shares with us the next document From the blog Pediatría Basada en pruebas. The Decalogue of recommendations (based on ethics and etiquette) for better communication with parents (and families) in the NICU, contains a summary of the article published in JAMA Pediatrics by the [...]

ESICM is waiting you in Barcelona: Let´s go by Train!!

24 September, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends: Next weekend starts the 27 th Annual Congress of European Society of Intensive Care (ESICM) in  en Barcelona, from September 27th to October 1st. ESICM LIVES 2014 will be an awesome congress with an amazing program:  • Continuous sessions in 10 rooms, with more than 800 lectures, debates and interactive training sessions• 3 special sessions with [...]

Why Do Doctors Commit Suicide?

23 September, 2014|

Hello everybody, my dear friends. Published in the pages of the opinion of the New York Times on September 4, 2014 by Pranay Sinha, I present this impresive article  the suicide of two residents during the month of September. Photo by Anna Parini The statistics are chilling: doctors commit suicide twice as the rest of the population, and whether they are [...]

100.000…Now, Let’s go for more!

22 September, 2014|

My dear friends:  the IC-HU Project blogs www.humanizandoloscuidadosintensivos.com and  www.humanizingintensivecare.com have exceeded 100,000 page views today. Awesome notice!.Thanks a lot. Since February 2014, we are working to build awareness and change, and it will be possible because everybody add more.The 21st century will be the century of the attention focused on the Human Being.A hug and congratulations!GabiPS: 100,000 thanks to www.enfermeraenapuros.com by continue [...]

A letter to Kathy, by Lorette Gijsbers

20 September, 2014|

As a nurse working in Intensive Care, I have moments in which emotions get much deeper tan expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on You Tube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep [...]

Babies, by Ali Matz

19 September, 2014|

On July 22, 2014 June was born . Her mother had risk of abortion at the beginning of the pregnancy and had to be resting the majority of the time. All were unknowns and doubts. Too many. But she was born and all smiled relieved. In her first hospital review after a while of birth doctors already saw she had some [...]

Last days to send the Survey Visiting hours and comfortability of the Spanish ICUs

18 September, 2014|

Hola a tod@s my dear friends: Dr. Dolores Escudero head of the ICU of Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias and one of the member of the Research Team IC-HU Project, wants to remember us this survey directed to ICUs of Spain about visit politics and comfortability. Objectives: Learn about the Spanish ICU visit politics Meet the organizational and architectural generals aspects of the Spanish [...]