March 31, 2022

Practicing Respect in the ICU

This is a previously released episode that I thought would be of great interest to our listeners. As we move forward post 24 months of COVID-19 reconnecting with our purpose and core values is more important than ever. In this episode, we discuss the practice of respect in the intensive care unit. Our guest is Samuel M. Brown, MD, MS, a practicing intensivist and Director of the Center for Humanizing Critical Care, at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Dr. Brown holds an academic appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, Murray UT. He is a prolific investigator and author with a wide range of interests including complexity in critical illness, echocardiography, and ethics. Our conversation covers topics such as dignity, respect, compassion, and burnout. Join us in a fascinating discussion with a thought leader in bringing humanism to critical care.

Additional Resources:
Recent article co-authored by Dr. Brown and colleagues reviewing important aspects of the practice of respect in critical care medicine:
The Center for Humanizing Critical Care works with researchers and clinicians with the goal of helping patients and family members make it through critical illness with their humanity intact:
Speak, Memory: An autobiography revisited. By Vladimir Nabokov: