Sabrina is a board-certified intensive care, emergency, and palliative care specialist who works as an Intensivist at the Emergency Critical Care Unit, Hospital das Clinicas, São Paulo. She is also a professor of Palliative Care for the Associação de Medicina Intensiva Brasileira (AMIB), teaching courses in several states in Brazil.
Why I love to teach
I am an intensive care, emergency, and palliative care specialist passionate about educating others on the benefits of palliative care for patients with long-term conditions and advanced diseases. I co-created and host the podcast, Pallicast. I am also the co-editor and author of many emergency and palliative care publications, and a speaker at academic conferences and educational events.
Courses with Sabrina
Latest articles with Sabrina
Discussing the benefits of palliative care
The addition of palliative care for patients can improve patient outcomes such as longevity, symptom burden, and death rates. It can also reduce the use of aggressive treatments near the end of life.
Planning and preparing palliative sedation
Palliative sedation is a safe and effective treatment for patients that can provide pain relief and relieve symptoms toward the end of their lives.
Assessing decision-making capacity
When patients refuse treatments or procedures against medical advice, a four-step interview process can help you assess their decision-making capacity.
Managing delirium and agitation
Delirium and agitation can be triggered by a number of underlying issues. Understanding what causes a patient's neurocognitive disorder will help with the management and treatment of this condition.