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Eight things we would never do regarding end-of-life care in the ICU

By | 14 March, 2019|

The article Eight things we would never do regarding end-of-life care in the ICU has been recently published online in Intensive Care Medicine, in What´s new in Intensive Care section. It´s signed by Ely, Azoulay and Sprung. Authors [...]

If people knew…Rules would be different

By | 25 February, 2019|

If people knew that visiting hours could be flexible. If people knew there are very few psychologists in the ICU. If people knew that professionals leave all of us but nobody takes care of us. [...]

The figure of the Psychologist in Critical Care

By | 2 February, 2019|

The demand for severity, urgency, risk of death or its imminence, puts on the limit the capacity of emotional equilibrium in the human being. For the patient, ICU admission is a cut in the "existential [...]

Humanizing the intensive care unit: a matter of all the stakeholders

By | 31 January, 2019|

I have read with special attention and interest the editorial Humanizing the intensive care unit recently published in Critical Care by Wilson et at. First of all, I would like to congratulate the authors for [...]

Healing alone: the story of a first-year doctor and a widower in hospital

By | 23 January, 2019|

We usually start some of our trainings in #humantools remembering those moments (remote for some) in which we make the decision to dedicate our professional future to health care. We took a decision, ruling out [...]

An instrument to predic psychological morbidity at ICU discharge

By | 16 January, 2019|

Recently has been published Intensive Care Medicine as Open Access the original Development of an ICU discharge instrument predicting psychological morbidity: a multinational study. As you know, one of three ICU survivors has the psychological [...]

Patient and family engagement in the ICU

By | 15 January, 2019|

Last December, Journal of Critical Care published the article Patient and family engagement in the ICU: report from the task force of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, thanks to the leadership [...]

Death and life are waiting for you

By | 22 November, 2018|

Death is an inevitable fact, even if we try to delay it by all means. This process, being protagonists or companions, brings suffering. A group of people from different fields, health professionals and others with [...]

Patient and Family Centered Care in the ICU: Worldwide Exemplars

By | 5 September, 2018|

Dear colleague, The World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), an international organization of over 85 societies in over 75 countries of the world, conducted a survey earlier this year to collect information [...]

#Healingwalks: protocol update

By | 19 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 [...]

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