Education, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Compassion and the Importance of It

I came across this article on LinkedIn: Compassion at Work: What is It? We all could have a different definition of compassion, but this is the scenario I came up with to describe its meaning; "Compassion then, is empathy with action." Imagine being in a meeting with a colleague and all of a sudden they tear… Continue reading Compassion and the Importance of It

Healthcare, ICU

The video that will change your way of working

Hello everybody, my beloved rascals: What about these Easter holidays? It was fantastic for me, enjoying my family. Wanting war, today I present you the video that will change your way of working if you do it in an ICU. By the great Dr. Nicolás Nin from Montevideo, I have received an email with this video that comes from… Continue reading The video that will change your way of working

Healthcare, ICU

2015: A year that will change the History

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Still of surf on the interview published yesterday by Elena Lorente is her beautiful blog De Tots Els Colors (it will be in English as soon as possible), a gift for me to open this new year. The most complete, intimate and personal interview which I have made, and… Continue reading 2015: A year that will change the History

Career/Job Advice, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Demand the Best of Yourself

Set your own standard of elite performance and rise to meet it each and every day, with each person you interact with. Give it your very best. Set the bar. Excel in your workplace whether anyone is around to witness what you do or not. Do you personally have a standard of work that you… Continue reading Demand the Best of Yourself

Healthcare, Humanity, ICU

Miracles Exist

Yes,  "miracles" exist.  And I put it in quotes because the real miracle is not to lose hope nowadays and you should fight for what you want. But, don't miss it! Because if you don't, you'll find the job you were looking for or what you desire. If you read the post I wrote for… Continue reading Miracles Exist

End-of-Life, Healthcare, ICU

Dying with Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit

Hola a tod@s, my beloved rogues, Published yesterday in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), I share this review article with the title, Dying with Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit signed by the doctors Deborah Cook and Graeme Rocker from Canada. Traditional  goals of  Intensive Care are to reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with… Continue reading Dying with Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit

End-of-Life, Healthcare, ICU

There are no Words to Define It…..

by Alberto García Salido Neonatal and pediatric intensive care units (NICU and PICU) are units of life...Where a very small percentage of cases children die. Children die and there are no words to define it...And perhaps we do not have adequate training to face the end of life in these patients. Thanks to pediatricians, Nadia García Lara… Continue reading There are no Words to Define It…..