Benefits of Schwartz Rounds
Schwartz Rounds help staff because they reduce the feelings of stress and isolation which make it more difficult to provide compassionate care to patients. Schwartz Rounds also foster a greater sense of collaboration with colleagues because the stories that are shared during Rounds remind staff of their shared motivation to help their patients.
Evidence shows that Schwartz Rounds reduce professional hierarchies and improve communication between colleagues.
29 July 2019 Document
How to demonstrate the impact of Schwartz Rounds
Summary of the evidence to demonstrate the impact of Schwartz Rounds.
26 November 2018 Evidence
Full report: A realist informed mixed methods evaluation of Schwartz Center Rounds in England
An evaluation of how, in which contexts, and for whom, Schwartz Rounds participation affects staff wellbeing at work, increases social support for staff and improves patient care.
15 November 2018 Evidence
A realist informed mixed methods evaluation of Schwartz Rounds in England
This study shows that healthcare staff who regularly attend Schwartz Rounds experience less psychological distress and have increased empathy and compassion for patients and colleagues.
20 February 2018 Evidence
Schwartz Rounds Organisational Guide and Film
Following the research evaluation by Professor Jill Maben et al on Schwartz Rounds in England, their research team have released An Organisational Guide and Film to help those running (or planning to run) Rounds.
18 January 2018 Video
Watch a Schwartz Round
An edited film of a Schwartz Round at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust.
17 January 2018 Document
Our impact: The Schwartz Rounds programme
This report shows the difference that our Schwartz Rounds programme makes to healthcare staff, and the organisations they work in.
17 October 2017 Video
No-one in my network seems to care, what do I do?
In this webinar for Kaleidoscope Health & Care, Jocelyn Cornwell shares advice on how to run a successful network.
21 July 2017 Evidence
Behind Closed Doors
This briefing highlights the latest evidence on NHS staff, their experience at work, the pressures they face and the consequences for patients. The Point of Care Foundation believes that it’s critically important that NHS employers pay attention to staff and their experience at work because when staff feel positive and engaged with work it has a positive impact on patient experience.
19 July 2017 Presentation
Finding and fostering resilience
This presentation formed part of a resilience workshop run by Kathleen Sullivan at a HOPE network meeting. It includes information about stress as well as tips on how to manage it.
13 April 2017 Evidence
Can staff be supported to deliver compassionate care through implementing Schwartz Rounds in community and mental health services?
Michelle Farr and Rhiannon Barker evaluate the implementation of Schwartz Rounds in three community and mental health settings. They investigate the impact of the Rounds in sites where they were successfully implemented, as well as barriers to attendance and implementation.