26 January 2016 Evidence
Anniversary Schwartz Round: What makes for a compassionate patient-caregiver relationship?
This report summarises findings from the UK's 'anniversary Schwartz Rounds' in autumn 2015, asking 'What makes for a compassionate patient-caregiver relationship?' 10 years after the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care in the USA asked the same question.
11 December 2015 Evidence
Schwartz Rounds: What are they and how do they support all staff working in healthcare?
This chapter explores the hypothesised mechanisms of Schwartz Rounds and highlights the need for more formalised forms of emotional support for staff working in health care settings.
12 October 2015 Evidence
Work and wellbeing in the NHS: why staff health matters to patient care
This report by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) sets out why it is in the best interests of both patients and NHS organisations for the health, wellbeing and engagement of the NHS workforce to be prioritised.
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.
01 June 2015 Report
CQC ratings align with staff satisfaction
HSJ analysis shows that Trusts rated well by the Care Quality Commission tend to have better scores in the NHS staff survey.
30 March 2015 Evidence
Resilience: a framework for supporting hospice staff to flourish in stressful times
In 2013 Hospice UK commissioned The Point of Care Foundation to write a report about the causes of stress for hospice staff, in response to the report issued by the Commission into the Future of Hospice Care.
01 August 2014 Paper
Contrasting Schwartz Rounds with clinical ethics: three perspectives on their potential to impact on end-of-life care
This article highlights some of the key benefits of Schwartz Rounds that are not achieved through other staff fora such as supervisions and clinical ethics committees.
15 May 2014 Video
Demonstration of a Schwartz Round
This video from St Joseph's Hospice in Hackney shows a Schwartz Round in action. The theme of this Round was 'When I made a difference'.
15 January 2014 Evidence
Staff care: How to engage staff in the NHS and why it matters
Our inaugural report argues that caring about people working in healthcare is the key to developing a caring, compassionate health service. Moreover, it argues that supporting staff should be a central driver in improving patient care, productivity and financial performance.
01 October 2013 Evidence
Impact of Schwartz Rounds in a hospice setting
This article explores the impact of Schwartz Rounds in a hospice setting using a mixed methods approach. Increased appreciation and insight into the roles of others as a consequence of Rounds emerges strongly.