The ten barriers to appropriate management of patients at the end of their life

2019-08-02T18:59:56+00:0014 April, 2015|

In the article published in Intensive Care Medicine by Hillamn y Cardona-Morell, the main barriers that hinder an appropiate management of patients at the end of life are described. It is becoming more common the dilemma of admitting and treat in ICU certain patients that intensive medicine no longer can offer them what they really need: accepting the death process [...]

IC-HU Project road to Badajoz

2019-08-02T18:59:56+00:0011 April, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear Friends.   Our colleagues of Humanization in Health and Disease have invited us, and  we have accepted delighted.   Within the 2nd Conference on Law and Health organized by the Official College of Nurses of Badajoz, we will participate in the gathering:   "The rights and duties of patients and the media"     It will be on April [...]

The child who confused the hospital with her home

2019-08-02T18:59:59+00:0010 April, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Next Wednesday April 15th will take place at Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús the First Meeting for reflection on the current situation of complex chronic pediatric patients in the community of Madrid (click here to access the program, only available in Spanish).As you can see, among other issues it is pediatric intensive care and [...]

I National Congress of Psychology applied to Urgencies and Emergencies

2019-08-02T18:59:59+00:009 April, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.For IC-HU Proyect, it is a pleasure and an honor collaborate and diffund the I National Congress of Psychology applied to Urgencies and Emergencies, which will take place in Madrid from 25 to 27 September. The Congress, presided by our good friend and collaborator Pedro Martín-Barrajón is aimed at all types of professionals: psychologists, nurses, [...]

Suffering and its confrontation in the ICU

2019-08-02T18:59:59+00:008 April, 2015|

Hello, I am Yurena Montoro, intensivist of Hospital General de Requena. All we know that getting sick is a new and unwanted situation that alters our future life, personal and family, and when it involves an hospital admission especially in an Intensive Care Unit, causing fear and suffering. Most of us who are dedicated to this profession have a real vocation [...]

Best Initiatives on Patient Safety Awards

2019-08-02T19:00:00+00:007 April, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends:Thanks to María Jesús Ballesta we have known the first edition of the Best Initiatives on Patient Safety Awards , of the Group IDCsalud-Quirón. These awards wants to encourage the development of safe practices to users and health professionals, recognizing the best projects of 2014 and 2015 economically.Projects may be submitted until 10 may (see [...]

“12 months, 12 gestures” spreading music in Hospitals

2019-08-02T19:00:00+00:002 April, 2015|

We give one step further within the initiative "12 months, 12 gestures" and focus on a word that represents the essence of the great work we do every day as health professionals: ACCOMPANYING Because we accompany our patients and their families every day. We accompany them since they are born until they die, often in hard and complicated times. At [...]

Non-verbal communication to restore patient–provider trust

2019-08-02T19:00:00+00:001 April, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Just published in Intensive Care Medicine, we share today a summary of the article Non-verbal communication to restore patient–provider trust. Very interesting putting the focus on attitudes that many times go unnoticed. Here it is:JH was admitted to the trauma unit after being crushed between two buses. She had a fracture of pelvis, shattered thigh [...]