13 April 2017 Paper
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.
01 December 2016 Paper
Exploring the adoption of Schwartz Center Rounds in England, 2009–2015
This study examines the adoption of Schwartz Center Rounds in England, investigating the rate at which Rounds were adopted and considering some of the factors which contributed to their implementation.
23 September 2016 Paper
Stress in NHS staff triggers defensive inward-focussing and an associated loss of connection with colleagues: this is reversed by Schwartz Rounds
This paper explores how Schwartz Rounds help to provide emotional support to healthcare staff, with such support indirectly improving patient care.
22 September 2016 Paper
Schwartz Centre Rounds: a new initiative in the undergraduate curriculum—what do medical students think?
This paper asks whether the current Schwartz Centre Rounds (SCRs) model could be extrapolated into the UK undergraduate medical curriculum. Two pilots are run in a UK medical school and are then subsequently evaluated, yielding largely positive feedback.
05 August 2016 Paper
Improving childhood nutrition and wellness in South Africa
To supplement an ongoing local quality improvement (QI) intervention addressing poor nutritional outcomes in children, experience-based co-design (EBCD) was used to enhance previously low levels of mother, carer and staff engagement.
01 July 2016 Paper
Support for compassionate care: Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of Schwartz Centre Rounds in an acute general hospital
This study examines quantitative feedback from staff attending Schwartz Rounds at a large acute general hospital over a three-year period. Rounds are found to be highly valued by staff from all disciplines.
10 May 2016 Paper
What is the potential of patient shadowing as a patient-centred method?
This paper argues that patient shadowing is an effective method for delivering patient-centred care.
18 March 2016 Evidence
Introducing compassion into the education of health care professionals; can Schwartz Rounds help?
This article explores whether Schwartz Rounds help to embed compassionate care within the education of healthcare professionals, based on a pilot at UCL Medical School.
12 November 2015 Evidence
Experience based co-design reduces formal complaints on an acute mental health ward
This study describes how experience based co-design (EBCD) was adapted for safe use within a mental health setting, resulting in formal service user and family complaints being eradicated for a period of 23 months.
11 August 2015 Evidence
Can compassionate healthcare be measured? The Schwartz Center Compassionate Care Scale™
This article describes the psychometrics of an instrument that measures providers’ compassion and shows that patient ratings of compassionate healthcare are valid and reliable, arguing that such ratings could inform assessment and quality improvement.