Monthly Archives: October 2014


#maspaliativos14, by Diego Ruiz

2019-08-02T19:00:46+00:0018 October, 2014|

"Heal sometimes, relieve often, always console ".In 1880, Berard and Gubler coined this phrase. For health professionals who work according to the patient with advanced disease, is very present in our day to day.At the University, at least a few years ago, it was not contemplated the possibility of "only" relieve disease. We usually accompany patients and families who have [...]

The stigma of being a terminally patient, by Manuela Monleón

2019-08-02T19:00:46+00:0017 October, 2014|

It seems that this health world of "order" and classification, where everything must be controlled and measured, is unthinkable not to do as well with people. Hypertensive, diabetic, bronchitics... People with more history than his disease, who have been "classified as sick" with the opinion that has marked the Organization of the health system. But someone has wondered what meaning has had [...]

Day 3 #CuidadosPaliativosIntensivos (Palliative-Intensive Care): What about kids?

2019-08-02T19:00:47+00:0016 October, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. In the middle of the week #CuidadosPaliativosIntensivos (Palliative-Intensive Care), from the Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús in Madrid, Dr. Alberto García Salido share with us the editorial Pediatric Palliative Care: The Oppinion of parents, child and health professionals (only available in Spanish), signed by  Dr. Ricardo Martino Alba  and published in the Journal Evidencias en Pediatría on March 2012. [...]

#CuidadosPaliativosIntensivos (Palliative-Intensive Care): The Unit of the Humanization of Healh Center

2019-08-02T19:00:47+00:0015 October, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Within the week #CuidadosPaliativosIntensivos (Palliative-Intensive Care) and to settle a pending account, today I want to share with you a guided tour by the Unit of Palliative Care of the Humanization of Health Center. Located in the town of Tres Cantos and concluded with the department of Health of Madrid, consists of more than 200 professionals [...]

#CuidadosPaliativosIntensivos (Palliative-Intensive Care)..Is it possible?

2019-08-02T19:00:49+00:0014 October, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends: This week, just past The World Day for Palliative Care, we want to launch a new week of awareness and debate. for which we ask you to share the hashtag #CuidadosPaliativosIntensivos. (Palliative-Intensive care). It was a success thanks to your help the campaign #UciSinSujeciones (ICU free of restrains), so here we go! About the half of [...]

About how to inform and Ebola

2019-08-02T19:00:50+00:0010 October, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Everyone is talking and saying things about ebola virus. Yesterday, a friend from Argentina sent me a message: "Gabi, when are you publishing a post?". Of course as everyone else, I follow the information and for sure as many of you sometimes I can not give credit to statements of people who supposedly should [...]

The death of the patient for the birth of the person

2019-08-02T19:00:50+00:009 October, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Shocking article in Forbes about the paradigm change in attention in what is known as "patient-centered care model".Of course, The Death of the Patient: Moving from 'Healthcare' to 'Health' and 'Patient' to 'Person'  is one of those readings that make us thinking.   Source: Dennis Robbins, Ph.D, M.P.H.   Here a small overview:"As patients, we are passive, vulnerable, [...]

Breaking Bad News: The Baile-Buckman Protocol

2019-08-02T19:00:50+00:008 October, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Today I share with you an article published in 2006 in Medicina Intensiva, which although it might seem old 8 years later, is completely valid and for me it is also essential.In "Breaking bad news in medicine: strategies that turn necessity into a virtue" by F. García Díaz, from Critical Care and Emergency Room Service of the Hospital General [...]

Learning to accompany, by José I. Ricarte

2019-08-02T19:00:51+00:007 October, 2014|

One of the many issues that we can consider in the accompaniment is what to say or what to do while we are doing just that: accompanying.Doubts and fears assail against the silences or pauses. We need a conversation or an activity with which to fill that space.In this we can learn a lot from animals. I am sure that [...]

Medicine: a vocational career full of frustrations

2019-08-02T19:00:51+00:004 October, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear Friends: Yesterday, Héctor G. Barnés published in El Confidencial his article: Los trapos sucios (y los agobios) de la profesión médica, según un doctor de EEUU (Dirty laundry (and the hassles) of the medical profession, according to a U.S. doctor). It seems to me that it is a must read."I have become the kind of doctor [...]