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Humanizing Critical Care

  • Gabriel HerasEmail author
  • Jerry Zimmerman
  • Jorge Hidalgo
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Abstract

The environment and the surrounding of the intensive care units can be hostile to patients and their families. The purpose of humanizing intensive care project is to serve as a forum and a meeting point between patients, family members, and professionals; disseminate intensive care and bring them closer to the general population, emphasizing on activities related to the humanization of care; promote training in humanization skills, communication, helping the relationship, among other things; and focus toward the provision of humanized attention by setting standards and ensuring compliance in those units that request it.

Keywords

Humanization Affective-effective model Project HU-CI Communication Palliative care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriel Heras
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Jerry Zimmerman
    • 4
  • Jorge Hidalgo
    • 5
  1. 1.International Research Project for the Humanization of Intensive Care Units, Proyecto HU-CIMadridSpain
  2. 2.Hospital Universitario de TorrejónMadridSpain
  3. 3.PHdcand Universidad Francisco de VitoriaMadridSpain
  4. 4.Pediatric Critical Care MedicineSeattle Children’s HospitalSeattleUSA
  5. 5.Division of Critical CareKarl Heusner Memorial Hospital/Belize Healthcare PartnersBelize CityBelize

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