Abstract This paper shall address the creation of a personal practice framework for my work in an intensive care unit of a major health care facility. Given the nature of the work done by the unit, time is of the essence in all respects. One of the results of this is that healthcare professionals are forced to be more efficient in the ways in which they deal with colleagues, patients and families of patients. This includes the way in which health care professionals communicate with patients and with each other, and also the time they spent with colleagues and patients. Moore, in a letter to the editor of a nursing journal, makes a striking observation with which I concur: “Since interaction with each other as students is limited, nurses...The end:
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