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.
The next Rounds will discuss "Health Professionals with Disabilities: A Lived Experience" and will be held on Monday, February 25, from Noon–12:50 p.m. in Shouse 315. Presenters include nursing student Sarah Jadgmann and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Program Innovation Leslie Neal-Boylan. Lunch will be served.
November 5, 2018: Disclosing Medical Error
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September 24, 2018: Caring for Refugees
Assistant Professor Rawan AlHeresh, PhD, facilitated. View related literature.
February 26, 2018: Caring Beyond The Box: Health for People who Identify as Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming
Lisa Keegan, NP ‘16, spoke at the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds. View resources (Word doc) and LGTBQIA terminology (PDF).
November 6, 2017: When the Patient is Prejudiced
Facilitated by Brian French, Director of the Blum Patient Family Learning Center. Speakers: Manny Acheampong, PT student, and Jennifer Mackey, MA, CCC-SLP, Assistant Director of External Clinical Education. View related literature.
September 25, 2017: Social Determinants of Native Health
Facilitated by Matt Tobey MD, MPH, Associate Director, Fellowship Program in Rural Health Leadership Faculty Director, Crimson Care Collaborative at Nashua Street Jail Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Student speakers were: Sylvia Brandenberg, PA, Marguerite Conners, OT, Daniel McGuire, PA, Julia Scott, Nursing. View related literature.
See previous years' Schwartz Rounds videos.