Healthcare, Humanity, ICU, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Take some minutes to talk and listen…

The Intensive Care Unit is one of the services where the more intense events could be lived in a Hospital. The state of health of the patients is critical. The family experiences heartbreaking sensations and professionals must take decisions extremely complex under pressure of time and difficulty. Anguish, pain, uncertainty, the voltage is present at… via… Continue reading Take some minutes to talk and listen…

Humanity, News

Challenge to Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Today, I became a tourist in the area I grew up in-Poughkeepsie, NY. I took my partner to see the Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY. I have been there before quite a few years ago, but going this time was seeing it through his eyes, a non-American. I am a dual… Continue reading Challenge to Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Book Review, News

The House of Kane Book Review by Barbara Casey & Author Interview

The House of Kane is an excellent fiction novel and I was caught up in the book from the first page! It is rare that a book grabs my interest so quickly. The story line excellent, the characters believable, the writing style very good. The book focuses on two publishers and it seems like one… Continue reading The House of Kane Book Review by Barbara Casey & Author Interview

Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Grief is Different for Everyone-Even in Families…..

Originally posted on griefministerdotcom: After a loss, each member of a family has his or her own unique grief process.?? But just as important and unique is the grief experience of the entire family unit.? Here are some of the reasons that it is important to acknowledge the needs of the family as a whole:… via… Continue reading Grief is Different for Everyone-Even in Families…..

ICU, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

One year later: Mónica Ferrero interviews Laura Díaz — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE

It is very important to take care of the spaces. To design them we must know very well the needs so we collect lots of information to project them. Last year I did a series of interviews to find out your opinion about spaces and infrastructure in the ICU: current status, needs, and suggestions.To do… via… Continue reading One year later: Mónica Ferrero interviews Laura Díaz — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE

Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Objects that Help with Grief and Grieving.

Source: What’s your grief? via Grief and the History of Objects Past and Present — Loss, Grief, Transitions and Relationship Support Objects and items pass down from generation to generation. These objects and items can help one through grief and grieving. I have letters my grandmother wrote me. I have a necklace my grandmother gave me.… Continue reading Objects that Help with Grief and Grieving.

Healthcare, Humanity, ICU, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

ICU Patients Go Out for Fresh Air….

During the years of existence of the IC-HU Project, we have promoted different ways to humanize the intensive care units. An of them stands out because breaks especially with the established rules: the walks out the ICU with the patients. At this point that might be a bit controversial, I would like to make two… via… Continue reading ICU Patients Go Out for Fresh Air….