End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Health Conditions/Diseases, Healthcare, Humanity, ICU, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Closure…What Does That Mean?

Closure; what does that mean to you when someone dies? How quickly do you grieve? How quickly do you 'move on' as some expect you to? "For many in our society, closure means leaving grief behind, a milestone they usually expect to reach within a matter of weeks or months. Closure means being “normal”, getting… Continue reading Closure…What Does That Mean?

Aging/Gerontology, Education, End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Health Conditions/Diseases, Healthcare, Humanity, ICU, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Raising Awareness for the Topics of Death, Dying, and End of Life…

So to compliment my role as a case manager and group facilitator with older adults, I have a mission and purpose in the areas of death and dying. Not a topic most want to think about or even contemplate, but in order to be born, we will die one day. For many, death and dying… Continue reading Raising Awareness for the Topics of Death, Dying, and End of Life…

Aging/Gerontology, End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Health Conditions/Diseases, Healthcare, Humanity, ICU, News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

‘Journey’s End’ is Available!

Julie and I are very excited to announce that our book is available on the Xlibris website at: http://www.xlibris.com. Journey's End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life; 2.5 years in the making is finally available. Thank you to all who contributed to our book. We never could have done it without you... The book… Continue reading ‘Journey’s End’ is Available!

Aging/Gerontology, End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Healthcare, Humanity, ICU, News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

“Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life”: Is out Soon!

A book that has been in the makings for almost 2.5 years........a well thought out book that focuses on death, dying, and end of life issues with over 50 contributors mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. and a few from other countries around the world! The book has many chapters that focus on death of… Continue reading “Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life”: Is out Soon!

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…

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

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….