Schwartz Center Rounds
Henry Ford Hospital hosts Schwartz Center Rounds®, unique, multi-disciplinary sessions in which hospital staff explore the emotional side of caregiving. A national evidence-based program with sites across the country, Schwartz Center Rounds are the signature program of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a Boston-based, patient-founded nonprofit dedicated to advancing compassionate healthcare.
In a typical Rounds session, a panel of caregivers presents a patient case that brought up interesting and important psychosocial issues. Hospital staff then share their own thoughts and feelings related to the day's topic. Unlike grand rounds, these sessions are not about clinical problem-solving, but rather about exploring and processing the emotions that come up in the daily work of hospital staff. A comprehensive study of Schwartz Center Rounds has shown them to help caregivers connect better with patients emotionally; enhance their understanding of the effects of illness on patients and their families; improve communication among caregivers and decrease feelings of caregiver isolation and stress. For more information about Schwartz Center Rounds, visit their web site.