A toast for the New Year, by Rosa Nieto

2019-08-02T18:58:52+00:0030 December, 2015|

2016 begins, again with the customs, the promises we make to ourselves, the review of those 365 days we have just leave. Also in the space alien to time which the ICU is, the New Year comes and the aims and wishes have their hollow. Let us to participate of this, toast with us, with our families, among you, congratulate [...]

Yoga and Meditation at IC-HU of Hospital 12 de Octubre

2019-08-02T18:58:53+00:0029 December, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Just ending 2015, and we have to give voice to Marisol Martínez, nurse of the Trauma ICU of Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre and author of the most read post of this year (with more than 19,000 visits), to tell us how their research Project is going. "We are developing a study on the [...]

Happy Christmas from IC-HU Project

2019-08-02T18:58:53+00:0024 December, 2015|

Dear friends: HAPPY CHRISTMAS!  For Christmas, and after the great success of the first concert which was held on April 23rd to celebrate the Diada de Sant Jordi, we have repeated the experience of making a concert in the ICU.  Thanks to the Coral of the Hospital and the staff of the ICU, we were able to enjoy half an [...]

The ideal Neonatal ICU, by Ibone Olza

2019-08-02T18:58:53+00:0023 December, 2015|

"In the ideal Neonatal ICU (NICU), psychosocial support to parents and staff will be targets as important as the health and development of infants".  Hynan MT & Hall SL. "Introduction:Psychosocial Program Standards for NICU Parents."J PerinatolSupplement Dec. 2015. I am delighted to find this phrase recently published in a monograph of the Journal of Perinatology, dedicated to psycologycal support not [...]

About quality of life, by Félix Martín

2019-08-02T18:58:55+00:0022 December, 2015|

Quality of life is a holistic concept (a reality as the sum of everything that composes) open to very different assessments. In classical Greece the best quality of life was lived in the enjoyment of basic human goods. In the current consideration of the West, you would not have the quality of life without such goods? If you see that [...]

Put an H in your life

2019-08-02T18:58:55+00:0019 December, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Only a few days remain to finish this incredible 2015, which has brought us all parts of Spain, Portugal and Colombia and has allowed us to meet many people in love with our work and wanting a change. And we can´t forget these National Days in May, which also mobilized more than 150 people everywhere [...]

Healing routines, humanizing routines… By Concha Zaforteza

2019-08-02T18:58:56+00:0018 December, 2015|

A few days ago a patient has made me thinking about an aspect of the humanization that healthcare professionals have forgotten. And he is not one patient either: he is Carles Capdevila, journalist and founder of the newspaper Ara, from his column in this publication. It is a very special thought.Carles Capdevila is going through an oncological process. I don't [...]

My Wish List, by Mónica Ferrero

2019-08-02T18:58:56+00:0017 December, 2015|

Every year at this time I usually write the "my wish list". For my, this is still a moment for thinking very special, but mainly of illusion, as when I was a child. This year I would like to share "my wish list" with you:1. I would like natural light for de ICU.I want natural light so that patients could [...]

Here they are: 2º National Hospital Optimista Awards

2019-08-02T18:58:56+00:0016 December, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Do you know the  Hospital Optimista Awards? This brilliant idea looks for to recognize those practices or projects that improve the environment of the patient and the family. It is a solidarity campaign open to the participation of public and private enterprise, where it is possible any type of collaboration by health professional associations, associations [...]

Bioethics? That what it is?…By Félix Martín

2019-08-02T18:58:56+00:0015 December, 2015|

Bioethics is ethics applied (which has rules) which settles disputes between ethical axioms (which we have concreated in deontology) and ontology (part of metaphysics that is the be general and transcendental properties). It is therefore an attempt to resolve conflicts from an abstract level (abstraction of circumstance). This attempt can be undertaken in three main ways: from utilitarianism, from principlism [...]