Schwartz Rounds

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

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September 30, 2020: Curating Compassionate Care during a Pandemic: Addressing Spirituality with Patients

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Resource List


April 15, 2020: Greeting Gratitude and Cultivating Compassion

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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.

Interprofessional Activities Committee


  • Mary Knab (Chair)
  • Suellen Breakey
  • Peter Cahn
  • Margaret Wageley Cochrane
  • Inge Corless
  • Jorge Sanchez de Lozada
  • Maureen Flynn
  • Kerry Kearns
  • Patricia Kelley -Nazzaro
  • Douglas McKell
  • Katie Mulcahy
  • Anthony Fitzgerald Paredes
  • Jennifer Rodriguez
  • Emily Zeman