In December 2015, New England Journal of Medicine published the editorial Leading the Transformation of Health Care Delivery — The Launch of NEJM Catalyst. Health care delivery is in a period of historic transition: social capital [...]
Our mates and friends of Centro Hospitalar Unimed de Joinville in Santa Catarina (Brasil), leaded by Dr. Glauco Westphal have just published in Intensive Care Medicine the letter Effect of a 24-h extended visiting policy on delirium in critically ill patients. [...]
Today, ICU survival has gradually increased thanks to technical and technological advances focused on providing vital support to critically ill patients. While traditionally the quality measurement in our enviroment has focused on mortality, there has [...]
Medicina Intensiva has recently published the article Application of a mindfulness program among healthcare professionals in an intensive care unit: Effect on burnout, empathy and self-compassion. Mates from the ICU of Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron held [...]
Some things are so obvious, that often go unnoticed or we forget them. Critical Care Medicine has just published an excellent revision titled Interprofessional Care and Teamwork in the ICU. It underlines the importance of [...]
In a recent article by Kompanje, “Burnout, boreout and compassion fatigue on the ICU: it is not about work stress, but about lack of existential significance and professional performance”, three syndromes are described that can [...]
Although RESPECT and DIGNITY are intuitive concepts, little formal work has addressed their systematic application in ICU. So, Samuel Brown an a multidisciplinary group of relevant experts have done a review of the literature and collaborative [...]
When a patient is admitted in the ICU, family members want to stay with this relative and know how he/she is. The information about the patient evolution is an encounter between family and staff. This [...]
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