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

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 want to share a global vision from three differents views and parts of the world, about situations and transversal concepts regarding end of life care [...]

Nursing at the end of life. By Laura Caccianini

4 October, 2016|

Although death is part of life, it does not leave of be a hum that transits the daily hospital turning in something that we intend to avoid because it faces to us the flavor of failure. Nursing have an important participation at the end of the life as in the direct and constant care of the patient dying and the [...]

Extremis: Facing the Final Decision. By Javier Martínez Sárria

28 September, 2016|

It is brave to tackle a topic as death in a documentary, which has ceased to be a part of our everyday experience (but not in our destiny, what else we would like!). Our culture has finished hiding so essential moment, that used to be another social event. First relegating it to the intimacy of the family. Then, inadvertently, leaving [...]

The ten barriers to appropriate management of patients at the end of their life

14 April, 2015|

In the article published in Intensive Care Medicine by Hillamn y Cardona-Morell, the main barriers that hinder an appropiate management of patients at the end of life are described. It is becoming more common the dilemma of admitting and treat in ICU certain patients that intensive medicine no longer can offer them what they really need: accepting the death process [...]

Health care at the end of life: Trending Topic, by Iñaki Saralegui

13 February, 2015|

Articles of opinion, research studies or reports of Scientific Societies in relation to care for the patients at the end of life have been numerous in recent months.It is an issue which is of concern to citizens and health proffesionals. Health institutions and services have not succeeded in producing processes that, based on scientific knowledge and respecting the preferences of [...]