Staff who regularly attend Schwartz Rounds feel less stressed and isolated at work. Listening to colleagues describe the challenges of their work helps to make the emotions, which are always a part of working in healthcare, normal, though they are often kept under the surface. This shared understanding helps to improve communication between colleagues and create a greater sense of teamwork.
It is essential that organisations support their staff in order to create a culture where high quality and compassionate care can flourish. Stories shared in Schwartz Rounds have the ability to empower staff and their organisations to keep delivering great care. Staff can reconnect with their values and strengthen their motivation to work in healthcare.