05 April 2016 Case study
Ken Schwartz’s Story
In 1994 a health attorney called Ken Schwartz was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. During his treatment, he found that what mattered to him most as a patient were the simple acts of kindness from his caregivers, which he said made “the unbearable bearable.”
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.
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.
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.
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 November 2013 Case study
The conversation project
This case study explores The Conversation Project, a patient and family centred care (PFCC) project in end-of-life care undertaken by a multidisciplinary team from Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust.
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.