June 11, 2020

The Pause

In this episode of Critical Matters, we discuss challenges related to providing compassionate patient aligned care in the intensive care unit within the frame of COVID-19. We also explore “The Pause”, a simple yet innovative practice with the power to transform our practices.

Our guest is Dr. Silvia Perez Protto, an anesthesia and critical care attending at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Perez Protto is a faculty member of the Department of Intensive Care and Resuscitation and is the Medical Director for the End of Life Center at the Cleveland Clinic.

Additional Resources:
Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care: https://bit.ly/3hiRWHk
The Pause (for iPhone: https://apple.co/2zqzGei
The Pause (for Android: https://bit.ly/3fislgd
The Conversation Project: https://bit.ly/3cRjMaj
New York Times - “An Incalculable Lost”: https://nyti.ms/2MOipyQ

Books Mentioned in this Episode:
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi: https://amzn.to/2YgjVPe
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell: https://amzn.to/3hdy3l3
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell: https://amzn.to/37hJJyC