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?

Education, End-of-Life, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

When the greatest of tragedies strikes, how do you keep going?

That is a very difficult question; Do you know the answer? I do not...because the answer will be different for each person. What is a tragedy? Job loss, homelessness, fire, car accident, tropical storm, ice storm, a pet dying, a family member dying, abuse-whether physical, mental, emotional, sexual or financial...the list goes on and on.… Continue reading When the greatest of tragedies strikes, how do you keep going?

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

Burned Out

Walter was far older than his chronological age. A mere thirteen years, he kept company with a much older crew. Doctors, nurses, and CNA's were his constant companions. The other kids on his floor were either too sick to interact, or came and left within a matter of days. But not Walter. His heart was… Continue reading Burned Out

Healthcare, ICU

Day 2 #UCIamable (friendly ICU): Yoga in ICU of Hospital 12 de Octubre

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Day 2 #UCIamable (friendly ICU) Campaining, and Maria Soledad Martínez Ávila shares with us a very interesting research project. Stay alert: Yoga is an ancient practice that appears in the Indus Valley in the 17th Century BC. There are different types of yoga, the most widespread and known in… Continue reading Day 2 #UCIamable (friendly ICU): Yoga in ICU of Hospital 12 de Octubre

End-of-Life

Health care at the end of life: Trending Topic

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 professionals. Health institutions and services have not succeeded in producing processes that, based on scientific… Continue reading Health care at the end of life: Trending Topic

News

Getting Started With a Health Blog  

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. We would like to share today the article published on February 3 in the HealthManagement.org blog that will come out in paper in the next issue of ICU Management, the journal whose Editor in Chief is nothing more and nothing less than the Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, head of the… Continue reading Getting Started With a Health Blog