Journal Article

The practice of respect in the ICU.

Brown SM; Azoulay E; Benoit D; Butler TP; Folcarelli P; Geller G; Rozenblum R; Sands K; Sokol-Hessner L; Talmor D; Turner K; Howell MD.

This commentary explores the results of a multidisciplinary discussion on the intersection of "respect" and "dignity" as requirements of safe care. The authors provide recommendations to encourage a strong system-level commitment to respect and dignity, which include the need to expand the research on respect in the intensive care unit and the value of responding to failures of respect as safety incidents to design mechanisms for improvement.