A matter of space

2019-08-02T18:57:12+00:0028 March, 2017|

There are increasingly more Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) that involve the family in the care of the newborn. But lack of space is one of the main problems encountered in the units when carrying it out. To provide a family of "their space", a place where to enjoy intimacy and privacy can turn completely the hard experience as it passing through [...]

Families in ICU: the evidence of what is obvius

2019-08-02T18:57:12+00:0022 March, 2017|

Hola a todos, my dear friends. Today we are talking about a very interesting open Access article in Intensive Care, published by Drs. Gerritsen, Hartog and Curtis about existing evidence on families-ICU relationship. There is a global trending awareness of the importance family members in the ICU, and the authors point out four reasons why everyone should be incorpórate the relatives in the therapeutic [...]

Yoga & Mindfulness in your hospital

2019-08-02T18:57:12+00:0021 March, 2017|

Hola a todos, my dear friends. We continue giving steps beyond the introduction of Yoga and Mindfulness in hospitals as a self-care tool for everyone: patients, families and professionals. In recent decades, the terms Yoga and Mindfulness have been integrating and spreading gradually up to become part of our society as two of the most effective tools to reach a [...]

The suffering crowd

2019-08-02T18:57:15+00:0018 March, 2017|

They are easy to recognize. Normally they are many and you will see them at the time of the visits, which usually are two times a day, in the ICU waiting room, or in the nearby corridors. They huddle by groups, and if you get close to them you will hear them repeating the "visit pass", in an understanding and [...]

One ring to rule them all: education in ICU palliative care

2019-08-02T18:57:16+00:009 March, 2017|

A letter with so strinking title has been recently published in Intensive Care Medicine, and it refers to another article commented in this blog by  Bárbara Salas: Ten key points about ICU palliative care. Drs. Zante and Schefold from Bern University Hospital ICU, pose to the authors a necessary reflection given the characteristics that differentiate ICU from the palliative care outside ICU. [...]

Death cafe: 3/23/17 #letstalkaboutdeath

2019-08-02T18:57:16+00:007 March, 2017|

Death Cafe is an organized discussion group about death without a closed indent or specific objectives. The purpose is promote social awareness of death from several points of view for rating life and breaking the taboo of all death concerns. Death Cafe model was developed by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid, based on the ideas of  Bernard Crettaz. Since 2011 almost 4000 [...]