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Watch a Schwartz Round

In 2017 we made a film of a Schwartz Round at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust. The full session lasted one hour – this is an edited version which aims to show what happens in a Round. Following an introduction by the clinical lead, panel members give short presentations about experiences of caring for a patient (or patients). Members of the audience are then able to share their reflections, if they wish, through the facilitated discussion that follows. The facilitator helps to bring the discussion to a close.

Schwartz Rounds are confidential. These proceedings were filmed with the prior agreement of participants in the understanding that the film would be shared here to help explain the nature of Rounds. We are grateful to everyone involved in the making of this film.

Schwartz Rounds often tackle difficult emotional situations. This film deals with a particular case about a sick baby, which some viewers may find upsetting.