Critical and Respiratory Care Medicine Needs a Humanitarian Culture

A.P. Zilber

Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education «Petrozavodsk State University» (PetrSU), Petrozavodsk

For correspondence: Anatoly P. Zilber — M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Chair of Critical and Respiratory Care Medicine Petrozavodsk University Medical School, Petrozavodsk; e-mail: anatoly.zilber@gmail.com

For citation: Zilber AP. Critical and Respiratory Care Medicine Needs a Humanitarian Culture. Intensive Care Herald. 2017;2:8–11.


The Humanitarian culture specificity is discussed in critical care medicine as well as in the divisions of the critical care medicine: intensive care, anesthesiology, reanimatology, emergency and disaster medicine. The role of humanitarian culture and a humour are emphasized in burnout syndrome prevention.

Keywords: intensive care, critical care medicine, humanitarian culture

Received: 12.04.2017


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