In 2003 the MGH Institute became the first school in the country to initiate Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds, a multidisciplinary forum where the next generation of caregivers discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients.
The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center promotes pioneering programs to educate, train and support caregivers in the art of compassionate care. The Center was created in 1995 by health care attorney Kenneth Schwartz shortly before he died of lung cancer at the age of 40.
The educational "Rounds" format at the Institute provide students, faculty, alumni, and staff with an opportunity to engage in interprofessional dialogue on important issues that advance a compassionate approach to patient care. Participants are invited to engage in self-reflections and reflective dialogue with their peers. These rounds are held four times a year.
November 16, 2020: Telepractice: Challenges and Strategies for Compassionate Caregiving Through the Screen
September 30, 2020: Curating Compassionate Care during a Pandemic: Addressing Spirituality with Patients
April 15, 2020: Greeting Gratitude and Cultivating Compassion
Intentional Self-Care Resources from April 15 recording
February 24, 2020: Providing Trauma Informed Care
November 11, 2019: Respectful Interactions in Practice - Managing the Tension Between Authenticity and Boundaries
September 23, 2019: Navigating Vicarious Trauma in Our Professional and Personal Lives
April 2, 2019: Resilience
February 25, 2019: Health Professionals with Disabilities: A Lived Experience
See previous years' Schwartz Rounds videos.