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% report better communication with their co-workers
- 88% report a greater sense of teamwork
- 88% report and enhanced ability to meet patients’ emotional and social needs
- 75% 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."
WHEN: Friday, December 4, 2015 (Noon-1:00 pm)
*Rounds occur every first Friday of the month with the exception of holidays
WHERE: Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium H1213
WHO: All clinical and non-clinical faculty and staff are welcomed to attend
WHEN: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 (Noon-1:00 pm)
*Rounds occur the first Tuesday of the month on a quarterly basis (August, November, February, May)
WHERE: University Hospital East- Wallace Auditorium
Boxed lunches will be provided on a first come, first served basis