Re-tooling critical care to become a better intensivist: Something old and something new

John J. Marini

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Developments in recent years have placed powerful new tools of diagnosis, therapy, and communication at the disposal of medicine in general, and of critical care in particular. The art of healing requires not only technical proficiency, but also personal connection, multidisciplinary teamwork, and commitment to the venerable traditions of our profession. The latter often seem to be under assault by today's high-pressure, high-efficiency, and increasingly business-driven hospital environments. Re-tooling critical care for the future generations of caregivers requires something old--empathetic connection--as well as the exciting newer technologies of our science and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberS3
JournalCritical Care
StatePublished - Dec 18 2015

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author declares that he has no competing interests. This article has been published as part of Critical Care Volume 19 Supplement 3, 2015: Future of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) 2014. The full contents of the supplement are available online at http://www.ccforum. com/supplements/19/S3. Publication of this supplement was supported by Fresenius Kabi.

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© 2015 Marini.


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