Collaboration between critical care doctors, patients and families is essential to managing critically ill patients. Promoting open communication, shared decision-making, and emotional support is essential to ensure a patient-centred approach in critical care settings.
This article aims to address patient-family-centred care programmes, starting from their origins and discussing new protocols.
Critically ill patients entail a great complexity of care. ICU staff has focused on their care, with family members and surrogates put aside for deca
This article explores how pervasive and persuasive the internet is in current critical care practice, offers insights into how healthcare professionals, patients and families can critically appraise where information comes from and its content producers and discusses the opportunities and threats...
In the ICU, providing better care with less is the holy grail. This mnemonic tries to resume a list of the key interventions for human, evidence-based and patient-centred care.
In 2005, Prof Jean-Louis Vincent introduced the mnemonic "FAST HUG," advocating for a
Discharging ventilated children home is a difficult challenge in which the training of families is essential. We present our hospital's transition programme for ventilated children going home, which is based on a family-centred model.
The progressive improv
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