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.
02 June 2017
Patients and staff: a truly special relationship
Joanna Goodrich and Catherine Dale went to the IHI's co-design college earlier this year to build delegates' skills and confidence in co-design. In this blog, Joanna reflects back on the experience.
26 May 2017
Professionalism and learning to talk about death
This blog, co-written by Aggie Rice and Rhiannon Barker, explores the teaching of professionalism in medical schools and why it is important to not only build student resilience early on but also support their wellbeing throughout their career.
25 May 2017
Research into patient experience
This blog by Joanna Goodrich, Head of Evidence and Learning, provides insight into an informal research group which is co-coordinated by The Point of Care Foundation and The King's Fund. The group consists of researchers who are engaged in, or manage research into, patients' experience.
10 May 2017
We should see acute hospitals as places for healing
In this blog, Jocelyn Cornwell explores the possibilities for change if clinicians, managers and boards defined hospital wards as places of healing and caring instead of simply a 'medical workplace'.
09 May 2017
Making dying matter
Sophie Lansdowne reflects on her experience working with teams in end-of-life care, marvelling at their deep compassion and dedication to the job.
05 May 2017
Transatlantic co-design: learning from each other
In this blog, Bev Fitzsimons recounts her trip to Toronto to run a training workshop for the Change Foundation's 'Changing Care' programme. As well as identifying shared challenges, she also considers how we can learn from one another.
27 April 2017
Running Schwartz Rounds with Healthcare Students: “you feel like…it is normal to have emotions”
In this blog, Laura Golding discusses how she first came to hear about Schwartz Rounds, how she has helped to introduce them to students at the University of Liverpool, and how they might develop in the future.
24 April 2017
Schwartz Rounds support mental health and community staff to provide compassionate care
In this blog, Michelle Farr explores the findings from research into the implementation of Schwartz Rounds in mental health and community settings. The blog looks at the benefits of introducing the Rounds, as well as some of the barriers to successful implementation.