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.
14 September 2020 Evidence
Schwartz Rounds: Supporting mental health workers with the emotional impact of their work
This study offers a rare mixed‐method evaluation of Schwartz Rounds in a mental healthcare setting.
14 September 2020 Paper
“I can’t stop thinking about it”: Schwartz Rounds ® an intervention to support students and higher education staff with emotional, social and ethical experiences at work
This article in the Journal of Clinical Nursing makes the case for offering Schwartz Rounds to students and higher education staff.
14 September 2020 Evidence
Reflection for all healthcare staff: A national evaluation of Schwartz Rounds
This study examines feedback from Schwartz Rounds participants across the UK, in order to understand the impact of Rounds nationally on staff experience.
29 July 2020 Report
I wonder how much you can take the exec hat off?
A qualitative study of senior leaders' experience of Schwartz Rounds
16 December 2019
A qualitative study of Schwartz Rounds in a University context
A qualitative exploration of the experiences of students attending interprofessional Schwartz Rounds in a University context
02 December 2019 Film
A brief introduction to the Point of Care Foundation
Jocelyn Cornwell gives a short introduction to the Point of Care Foundation.
23 October 2019 Evidence
Impact report 2019
How the Point of Care Foundation’s programmes support healthcare staff and patients
29 July 2019 Evidence
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.