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.
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.