Schwartz Rounds 2020

Page updated 04/12/19
Dates and topics for 2020 will be advised shortly.  If you would like to contribute to these discussions you are welcome to join the Schwartz Steering group being held on Thursday 12/12/19 at 1300hrs in the Clinical Skills Room, Postgraduate Centre. For further information please email  [email protected]


Here at Milton Keynes University Hospital we care about our staff and the compassion that they show every day to patients, carers, and families and to their colleagues.

Working in a hospital environment can be extremely challenging where staff are expected to deal with happy, sad, difficult and emotional situations every day.  Health care staff are often highly pressured which can have a negative effect on their welfare. Schwartz Rounds were inspired by Kenneth Schwartz a Boston lawyer who died from lung cancer in his 40's.  He wrote movingly about the positive impact of receiving compassionate care and the emotional cost to staff that this involves.  Schwartz Rounds create safe spaces to reflect and share the psychological aspects of caring. 

All staff are welcome to attend, both clinical and non-clinical.  Each Round is based on a theme where a panel will present cases before illustrating the impact of those situations upon them.  A Facilitator then leads the discussion with input from those present to share similar experiences of their own.  We warmly invite you to join us. For further information please email: [email protected] 



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