Giulia Lamiani
University of Milan
Likert scalePsychiatryMental healthPsychologyNursingHealth careContent analysisStatistical relational learningPedagogyNarrativeDebriefingPERCSIntensive care unitPreparednessMEDLINEContext (language use)Intensive careCommunication skillsExperiential learningMedical educationFamily medicineAnxietyClinical psychologyMedicineSocial psychology
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13H-index
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#1Giulia Lamiani (University of Milan)H-Index: 13
#2Lidia Borghi (University of Milan)H-Index: 8
Last. Elena Vegni (University of Milan)H-Index: 19
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The COVID-19 outbreak has taken a heavy toll on the mental well-being of healthcare workers. This study aims to describe a psychological screening program developed at a large University Hospital in Milan, Italy, and assess the psychological outcomes of employees and associated factors. A survey was electronically conducted among hospital employees between July and October 2020. Sociodemographic data, information about COVID-19 experience and three scales assessing anxiety (STAI-Y1), depression ...
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#1Giulia Lamiani (University of Milan)H-Index: 13
#2Federica Bonazza (University of Milan)H-Index: 1
Last. Elaine C. Meyer (Harvard University)H-Index: 28
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Abstract Objectives The visits of children/adolescents in adult intensive care units are increasingly more common. However, few studies examine the psychological impact of visiting. This systematic review aims to summarise the psychological effects that visiting family members has on children/adolescents. Research methodology A systematic review of research articles published from 1990 to January 2021 was conducted using PsycInfo, PubMed, and CINAHL. Inclusion/exclusion criteria were applied. Th...
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#1Lidia Borghi (University of Milan)H-Index: 8
#2Elaine C. Meyer (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 28
Last. Giulia Lamiani (University of Milan)H-Index: 13
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To describe the experience of the Italian Program to Enhance Relations and Communication Skills (PERCS-Italy) for difficult healthcare conversations. PERCS-Italy has been offered in two different hospitals in Milan since 2008. Each workshop lasts 5 h, enrolls 10–15 interdisciplinary participants, and is organized around simulations and debriefing of two difficult conversations. Before and after the workshops, participants rate their preparation, communication, relational skills, confidence, and ...
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Last. Flavia PetriniH-Index: 17
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Importance During the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, a complete physical isolation has been worldwide introduced. The impossibility of visiting their loved ones during the hospital stay causes additional distress for families: in addition to the worries about clinical recovery, they may feel exclusion and powerlessness, anxiety, depression, mistrust in the care team and post-traumatic stress disorder. The impossibility of conducting the daily meetings with families poses a challenge for healthcare profess...
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#1Giulia Lamiani (Humanitas University)H-Index: 13
#2Matteo Ciconali (University of Milan)H-Index: 1
Last. Elena Vegni (University of Milan)H-Index: 19
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This study explored the relationship between clinicians’ moral distress and family satisfaction with care in five intensive care units in Italy. A total of 122 clinicians (45 physicians and 77 nurses) and 59 family members completed the Italian Moral Distress Scale-Revised and the Family Satisfaction in the ICU questionnaire, respectively. Clinicians’ moral distress inversely correlated with family satisfaction related to the inclusion in the decision-making process. Specifically, physicians’ mo...
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This contribution draws from the experience of intensive care unit psychologists at 2 frontline hospitals in Milan, Italy, during the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this contribution, we describe the main psychological needs observed in clinicians and in the families of COVID-19 patients and illustrate some psychological interventions implemented to respond to these needs. Containing emotions and promoting resilience were the aims of our interventions. In the future, psychological inte...
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#1Giulia Lamiani (University of Milan)H-Index: 13
#2Viviana Guerriero (University of Milan)H-Index: 1
Last. Elena Vegni (University of Milan)H-Index: 19
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#1Roberta OteriH-Index: 1
#2Lidia Borghi (University of Milan)H-Index: 8
Last. Giulia Lamiani (University of Milan)H-Index: 13
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Communicating unexpected and bad news is a stressful yet unavoidable aspect of clinical practice. However, there is a lack of educational models to train clinicians for difficult conversations. This study aims to: describe the main characteristics of the Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills (PERCS); present PERCS efficacy at 10 years since its inception in Italy; and illustrate a specific PERCS on organ donation as an example. PERCS is an educational model based on principles o...
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#1Giulia Lamiani (University of Milan)H-Index: 13
#2Paola Dordoni (UNIPV: University of Pavia)H-Index: 6
Last. Isabella Barajon (Humanitas University)H-Index: 17
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Background. Several studies have highlighted the benefits of empathy in healthcare settings. A correlation between clinicians’ empathy and patients’ adherence and satisfaction, as well as the ability for the clinician to accurately assess family members' needs, has been found. However, empathy is often seen by clinicians as a risk factor for their wellbeing. This study aims to assess whether the level of empathy of clinicians working in critical care settings may expose them to moral distress, p...
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#1Diego LopaneH-Index: 2
#2Carlotta PavesiH-Index: 2
Last. Armando Santoro (Humanitas University)H-Index: 107
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158Background: Terminally ill cancer patients (pts) are often hospitalized in the last 3 months of life, and a large number of them die in hospital. They require specific care provided by a team of...
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