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Schwartz Center Rounds


OSU Harding Behavioral Health’s STAR Program has introduced an exciting new program to Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center!
 

Schwartz Center Rounds are multi-disciplinary forums where clinical caregivers and non-clinical faculty and staff discuss the social and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients. The Rounds allow caregivers from multiple disciplines to come together on a regular basis to discuss the most challenging emotional and social issues they face in caring for patients. Round discussions have also led to important changes in healthcare practices and policies.

The Schwartz Center Rounds Planning Committee is comprised of Medical Center representatives from various Medical Center clinical and non-clinical disciplines. Leadership for this committee includes Senior Manager, Andrew Thomas, MD, Physician Leader, David Evans, MD and Facilitator, Kenneth Yeager, PhD.
 

Among caregivers who attend multiple Schwartz Center Rounds sessions:

  • 90 percent report better communication with their co-workers.
  • 88 percent report a greater sense of teamwork.
  • 88 percent report and enhanced ability to meet patients’ emotional and social needs.
  • 75 percent report feeling less isolated and alone in their work

Academic Medicine (June 2010)
 

"Schwartz Center Rounds sessions are a place where people who don’t usually talk about the heart of the work are willing to share their vulnerability, to question themselves. The program provides an opportunity for dialogue that doesn't happen anywhere else in the hospital."
         - Participant

 

Schwartz Center Rounds Physician Leader, Dr. David Evans, discusses Caregivers and Anxiety: http://buckeyevoices.osu.edu/articles/2014/10/29/caregivers-and-anxiety/

 

Join us for the next Schwartz Center Rounds:

WHEN: Friday, November 7, 2014 (Noon-1:00 pm)
**Rounds occur every first Friday of the month with the exception of holidays

WHERE: 170 Davis Heart/Lung Research Institute Auditorium
***PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

WHO: All clinical and non-clinical faculty and staff are welcomed to attend

 

Future Topics:
November 7, 2014- Neurocritical Care Unit: "Adherence vs. Autonomy: The Freedom to Make Bad Decisions"

December 5, 2014- "Building Resilience: A Schwartz Center Educational Session"

There will be no Schwartz Center Rounds in January due to the holiday
 

Previous Topics:

  • The Unexpected Death of  Young Patient
  • The Loss of Multiple Beloved Patients
  • The Challenging Patient
  • The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Population
  • ECMO Unit- Difficult Decisions and Ethical Dilemmas
  • When Media Compounds Staff Re-Traumatization
  • Emergency Care: When Lightning Strikes
  • A Triple Threat: Loss, Family Dynamics and the Risk of Violence in an Ambulatory Setting
  • Challenges in Caring for Inmates



 Lunch will be served during this program
 

 For more information or to RSVP, please contact Caitlin Willet, site coordinator, at Caitlin.Willet@osumc.edu or 614-688-7976.

To learn more about the Schwartz Center Rounds, visit http://theschwartzcenter.org