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.
19 July 2017 Document
Stress arousal curve
This graph illustrates levels of stress and engagement and how this relates to performance, also demonstrating how it is possible to have high stress and maintain performance by using stress management tools.
19 July 2017 Tool
At the July 2017 HOPE network meeting, Kathleen Sullivan provided delegates with this resilience matrix to help them to consider when they feel they are and are not resilient.
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.
15 March 2017 Presentation
See it my way
This presentation demonstrates how Royal United Hospitals Bath have used the See it my way programme to help their staff understand the experience of patients at the trust.
02 November 2016 Video
Why might good people deliver bad care?
This TED talk exposes the uncomfortable truth that caring is hard, emotional work. The emotional labour of healthcare professionals needs to be recognised and accounted for by management practice in the same way that we acknowledge and account for physical labour.
02 November 2016 Video
Circle of Care animation
This animation is from Performing Medicine and shows the Circle of Care, a framework which enables healthcare staff to think about, practise and demonstrate compassionate care. The framework places compassionate care in a broad social and interpersonal context.
01 November 2016 Video
How medicine has exploited rationality at the expense of humanity
In this talk, based upon her essay of the same name, Iona Heath argues that there are two sides to clinical consultations which must be balanced. She champions that for which biomedical science and data has no answers.
01 August 2016 Video
Carrying the responsibility for Schwartz Rounds
In this webinar Barbara Wren, Schwartz Rounds mentor, leads a discussion for clinical leads and facilitators on how to manage the challenges of leading Schwartz Rounds within your organisation.
15 June 2016 Video
Challenging Schwartz Rounds topics – reflecting on the junior doctor strike
Listen to this webinar on challenging Schwartz Round topics.
06 June 2016 Video
Schwartz Rounds: organisational case study
Staff at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust explain how Schwartz Rounds have helped their organisation