20 December 2017
Christmas reflections on patient-centred end of life care
This is a reflective time of year, when we all think of the ones we love, including people who have died and are no longer with us in person.
15 December 2017
Making life easier for the hard of hearing and visually impaired
Edita Pancic is a specialist occupational therapist and chair of the Let me hear/see you group, which campaigns for better understanding of the needs of patients with sight and/or hearing problems. Her own experiences of disability inform her approach to patient care.
05 December 2017
‘From a vision of patient engagement, to meaningful enactment’
'Often in healthcare we talk about the way in which staff interact with patients. But we talk much less about this being a reciprocal relationship between patients and staff, in which both bring value to the relationship'
21 November 2017
The way we do things round here: fostering a supportive team culture
We have collaborated with the Royal College of Physicians on a set of resources for clinicians to use to improve teamwork in their workplaces.
04 October 2017
A Schwartz Rounds facilitator’s story
Schwartz Rounds facilitator and trainer Jenny Watmore-Eve reflects on her involvement in Rounds at BHR, highlighting their unique ability to unite people on a human level.
14 September 2017
In this blog, Farhana Nargis describes her experience as an administrator of Schwartz Rounds at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals and the key to success in the role.
25 August 2017
Trading rhetoric for practical support
Patrick Cullen explores what it means to provide practical support to healthcare staff, and how we will explore this in our upcoming conference, 'Making healthcare more human', on 28 March 2018. Book your place now to avoid disappointment.
10 August 2017
A Tale of Two Hospices
We are currently recruiting for our next Schwartz small cohort. In this blog, St Francis Hospice and St Catherine's hospice share their experiences of Schwartz Rounds and the impact they have had.
07 July 2017
‘Just what I needed today’: the respite of Schwartz Rounds
Becky Platt, a Schwartz Rounds facilitator at West Hertfordshire NHS Trust, shares her experiences of being a facilitator. Her story beautifully articulates both the struggles and the joys of the role.
16 June 2017
The importance of refreshing values
In this blog, Cleo Williamson reflects upon the importance of values in life and work; why it sometimes takes conscious effort to keep them in focus; and why this is especially applicable to healthcare staff.