Ohio State Navbar

About the Department

Schwartz Center Rounds


OSU Harding Behavioral Health’s STAR Program has introduced an exciting new program to Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center!
 

Schwartz Center Rounds are multi-disciplinary forums where clinical caregivers and non-clinical faculty and staff discuss the social and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients. The Rounds allow caregivers from multiple disciplines to come together on a regular basis to discuss the most challenging emotional and social issues they face in caring for patients. Round discussions have also led to important changes in healthcare practices and policies.

The Schwartz Center Rounds Planning Committee is comprised of Medical Center representatives from various Medical Center clinical and non-clinical disciplines. Leadership for this committee includes senior manager, Andrew Thomas, MD, physician Leader, David Evans, MD and facilitator, Kenneth Yeager, PhD.

Among caregivers who attend multiple Schwartz Center Rounds sessions:

  • 90 percent report better communication with their co-workers.
  • 88 percent report a greater sense of teamwork.
  • 88 percent report and enhanced ability to meet patients’ emotional and social needs.
  • 75 percent report feeling less isolated and alone in their work

Academic Medicine (June 2010)

 "Schwartz Center Rounds sessions are a place where people who don’t usually talk about the heart of the work are willing to share their vulnerability, to question themselves. The program provides an opportunity for dialogue that doesn't happen anywhere else in the hospital."
- Participant

Join us for the next Schwartz Center Rounds:

WHEN: Friday, October 3, 2014 (Noon-1:00 pm)
**Rounds occur every first Friday of the month

WHERE: Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium H1213

WHO: All clinical and non-clinical faculty and staff are welcomed to attend

 

Future Topics:
October 3, 2014- "Caring for Inmates"
 

Previous Topics:
The Unexpected Death of  Young Patient
The Loss of Multiple Beloved Patients
The Challenging Patient
The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Population
ECMO Unit- Difficult Decisions and Ethical Dilemmas
When Media Compounds Staff Re-Traumatization
Emergency Care: When Lightning Strikes
A Triple Threat: Loss, Family Dynamics and the Risk of Violence in an Ambulatory Setting


 Lunch will be served during this program
 

 For more information or to RSVP, please contact Caitlin Willet, site coordinator, at Caitlin.Willet@osumc.edu or 614-688-7976.

To learn more about the Schwartz Center Rounds, visit http://theschwartzcenter.org