The Rounds have been held in hospitals in the United States for 14 years and have expanded to more than 225 sites. Rounds provide a forum for staff from a range of disciplines to meet once a month (or every other month) to explore together some of the challenging psychosocial and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients.
This paper draws together three types of evaluation: the feedback from participants after each Round; a pre- and post-pilot survey (first year of Rounds) completed by Rounds participants; and qualitative interviews with key members of staff in both trusts.
Results show that it is clear that the Rounds:
- have successfully transferred to England
- are firmly established and ongoing, with support from the top of the organisations
- have demonstrated a need
- are greatly valued by the staff who participate (Rounds were given a mean rating of excellent/exceptional by 70 per cent of all participants).
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