Currently, we face extraordinary challenges on a global scale, with multiple crises erupting one after another. Each of them compels us to thoughtfully reexamine the professional and deeply personal aspects of how we work and live within our communities. Critical care professionals always strive to provide exceptional care with compassion and profound respect for patients, families, and colleagues, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, country of origin, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic situation. Accordingly, I am quite proud of the professionalism and humanity woven throughout your critical care practice.
As the president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and on behalf of our Council, I write to affirm our resolve to examine what we do and ensure that all we do as a critical care professional organization promotes equality, diversity, and fairness. Commitment to this goal is evident in every sphere of SCCM’s activities. Our mission is to improve the care of all critically ill and injured patients without exception. While more challenges may lie ahead, I am confident that humanity will be improved because of our collective efforts in relentlessly pursuing excellence in caring for one another just as we care for our patients.
LearnICU has these resources to combat bias, enhance diversity, and promote compassion in critical care: