Supporting staff to deliver compassionate care using Schwartz Center Rounds - a UK pilot

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Jocelyn Cornwell, Joanna Goodrich

It is essential for staff to feel supported in their jobs if they are to continuously provide high quality compassionate care to patients.

Publication:  Nursing Times
Reference:  Nursing Times; 106: 5.

One way of supporting staff, of showing them their health and wellbeing matter, is to offer them opportunities for compassionate dialogue about their experiences of delivering care – its rewards, frustrations and challenges – and their resulting thoughts and feelings.

One such forum for these conversations is the multidisciplinary Schwartz Center Rounds®, now being piloted in two UK trusts with the support of the Boston based Kenneth B. Schwartz Center and The King’s Fund's Point of Care programme.

The article describes the history of the Rounds, explore what makes their format unique and so powerful and report initial observations from the piloting phase in the UK.

Read more on Schwartz Center Rounds®


#543422 dominic goodridge
Clinical Psychologist
derbyshire NHS trust

wish to find out more about Schwarz Center Rounds

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