See you soon!

2019-08-02T18:59:21+00:0029 August, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Again on holiday in this space, wanting to charge batteries for what comes up in the next months. You have the list of activities already planned until the end of the year, which we will be detailing and advertising as the dates get closer. Perhaps you can join any of them. TEDxValladolid September 26th , Valladolid. [...]

How to Teach Doctors Empathy

2019-08-02T18:59:21+00:0028 August, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Today we talk about a very interesting opinion article published in The Atlantic, with a devastating headline: "Being a good doctor requires an understanding of people, not just science." Although I personally think that empathy is a thing of everybody. Empathy has always been considered much less important than technical skill, despite being a fundamental [...]

Music therapy, a refuge in the ICU

2019-08-02T18:59:21+00:0027 August, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Many times we have spoken on this blog about the inclusion of music in the ICU, source of benefits for patients without side effects.In the pain management, for the anxiety in ventilated patients, help in decreasing the need for sedatives or even in the developmental care. I invite you to watch this short video of lainformación.com, in [...]

Spirituality in Health Care

2019-08-02T18:59:22+00:0026 August, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Surprisingly, in the last few months, different scientific journals with high impact on the scope of ICU are publishing articles about the care in which the word spirituality is cited. It is not further a new theme (essential questions come from the beginning of Human Being). Nowadays, it´s a topic about you can speak [...]

Expanding the concept of Palliative Care, by Mari Cruz Martín

2019-08-02T18:59:22+00:0025 August, 2015|

Palliative Care traditionally have been taking care of patients with terminal diseases, whom a comprehensive care in the final phase of life is offered. Perhaps that is the reason why despite to be considered a valuable resource is difficult to release it from a negative connotation: offer something when medicine has already surrendered to death.A recent publication in New England [...]

Don´t worry: you think and I will listen to you, by Natalia Salgueiro

2019-08-02T18:59:22+00:0022 August, 2015|

Imagine.Just imagine for a moment that you can not move. Your body lies inert on a hard surface.You can hear, you see, sometimes you connect with your around... but others you do not. Back to close your eyes and return to plunge you in the purest and most silent darkness.But there you are: alive, seeing and hearing, but not be [...]

Permission to die

2019-08-02T18:59:23+00:0021 August, 2015|

Today, we recommend a reading that Dr. Daniel Flichtentrei (IntraMed Medical Director, the medical community of Latin American Internet website) shares with all of us. "Permission to die," is full of stories about "death with dignity", true stories turned into literature by some of the best Argentine writers.In the words of the author:"Never before in the history of mankind is [...]

Physicians also suffer

2019-08-02T18:59:26+00:0020 August, 2015|

Hello everybody, my dear friends.The #MásPlazasPIR platform shared last week a very interesting new published in diario.es: "Cantabria recorded 46 cases of young physicians attended by mental health problems and addictions in 2014".The Medical Organization College estimates that in Spain, between 10 and 12 percent of physicians in exercise can suffer throughout his/her professional life a mental disorder or an [...]

Surviving ICU: Do we think in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

2019-08-02T18:59:26+00:0019 August, 2015|

When we admitte a patient at one of our Intensive Care Units, in the majority of cases, our main goal is that he/she will survive. It is something almost intuitive to an intensivist, mainly in the first moments after the admittance. Later, we are proposing other objectives and goals, according to the pathology, and this is the moment in which [...]

Humanizing the process of dying

2019-08-02T18:59:26+00:0018 August, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.A few days ago Enric Benito sent me his presentation "Humanizing the process of dying", which took place in VíaENcuentro 2015 Meeting. I recommed you not miss it, as it is the best that has fallen into my hands lately. These are the key points, which are developed with science, humor and affection during the talk. [...]