#Healingwalks: protocol update

2019-08-02T18:56:08+00:0019 June, 2018|

A few years ago, we started going for a walk with ICU patients outside the unit, with the certainty that getting them out of those four walls was something positive. It is obvious that people are everyday in contact with the natural environment (sky, sun, pure air, nature) and the ICU admittance is unnatural because deprives us of the fundamental [...]

From head to toe

2019-08-02T18:56:09+00:008 June, 2018|

On March, social networks were filled with photos of unpaired socks to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day and as enunciated the slogan that accompanied the campaign: "Raise awareness of the difference and bet on inclusion." A few days ago, the colored socks again flooded our screens, this time with the hashtag #CrazySocks4Docs, aiming to draw attention to the problem of [...]

Nurses: the motor of the Humanization

2019-08-02T18:56:10+00:003 June, 2018|

We could enjoy yesterday the article Supporting families improves communication and reduces ICU stay after an excelent research in NEJM, showing a family-support intervention leaded by nurses. So, the show must go on! Daniela Lamas has publicated the editorial Nurse-Led Communication in the Intensive Care Unit. Every day and from beside, nurses embrace and accompany millions of people around the world. [...]

Supporting families improves communication and reduces ICU stay

2019-08-02T18:56:10+00:002 June, 2018|

On many occasions, the decision-making on the disabled and severely ill patients falls on the family. It is not easy to be in this situation: there are serious problems of communication that generate anguish in the family in the short and long term and can lead to unwanted treatments  by the patients, which carry suffering, therapeutic futility and elevated economic [...]