Education, Healthcare, ICU

Listen to Patients First

Hello everybody, my dear friends:


Recently, I published in this blog the post, Transforming Healtcare Through the Power of Listening , to inform you that from 30 to 31 October is going to celebrate the European Listening and Health Conference (ELAHC) in Nijmegen (The Netherlands).

I thought that inscription fee was too expensive from someone from Spain, so I applied for a discount. Yesterday, Corine Jansen sent me an email to inform us that IC-HU Project friends will pay 242 euros/day (484 instead of 750 euros that really costs). You only need to say in which Spanish Hospital you are working and that you met the Conference through IC-HU Project. 

There will be patients sharing their stories, healthworkers talking about the power of listening, musicians from everywhere, the Ear Award in Healthcare in The Netherlands, and people from Germany, Japan, Sweden, India, United Kindom,  Netherlands, and the United States of America… 

Come on Spanish people! This is the program.

Finally, I want to share two documents more about this item:

– An article from British Medical JournalListen to Patients first. In this article, the author talks about how the Radboud Medical Centre has improved the strategy on security and quality thanks to take the innovative initiative of involving patients in making decisions, which has made them a benchmark of satisfaction and an example of empowerment.



– And the awesome Flipboard magazine Transforming Healthcare through the Power of Listening. Just visit it!

As we always defend from IC-HU Project, training is essential for humanizing Medicine, and we will inform you of all the initiatives that could serve us in this sense.

By Gabi Heras, ICU Physician
*Re-posted with permission from: http://www.humanizingintensivecare.com/2014/09/listen-to-patients-first.html