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Nurses: the motor of the Humanization

3 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

2 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 [...]

To care is human…What about caring the caregiver?

27 January, 2018|

New England Journal of Medicine has recently published the article To Care is Human- Collectively Confronting the Clinician- Burnout Crisis. This publication describes the alarming problem of burnout among health care providers. Burnout generates depression and an increase in the frequency of suicide among staff. Besides the negative impact on health professionals and their families, burnout generates an inefficient system, increasing [...]

The ABCD of the Dignity – Conservation of Care

25 June, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.From Intramed, the translated article Dying with dignity in the ICU signed by Deborah Cook and published in New England Journal of Medicine just a year ago is being shared via twitter.A must read. Today we rescue the ABCD of the Dignity-conservation of care (Chochinov adapted): The attitudes and assumptions may affect the practice. Reflect [...]

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 [...]