What's Happening

National Scorecard on Compassion

Through support from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Schwartz Center released initial results from a national poll of clinicians and patients on the state of compassionate care delivery. As a follow-up to the original national survey that was conducted in 2010, the new data suggests that the healthcare system has been making some progress in moving towards more-patient centered care, but still faces critical challenges, especially from the perspective of physicians and nurses.

What Happens to Compassion During an Opioid Epidemic?

Read our new report on the impact of the opioid epidemic on caregivers, and how the Schwartz Rounds program can help.

Making Compassionate Healthcare a National Priority

Clinician burnout has reached epidemic levels, threatening a strong caregiver-patient relationship defined by trust, mutual respect and compassion. In partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital, we’ve developed a video representing the faces and spirit behind workforce well-being. In our Health Affairs Blog post, we call on stakeholders to prioritize solutions that enable the kind of care that both clinicians and patients desire and deserve.

Schwartz Rounds & Membership

More than 430 healthcare organizations are Schwartz Center healthcare members and conduct Schwartz Rounds® to bring doctors, nurses and other caregivers together to discuss the human side of healthcare. Join today!

Organizational Cultures of Compassion

Thank you for making the inaugural Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference a resounding success! View some plenary keynote discussions on our facebook page. Make sure you are on our mailing list to receive updates on tools and highlights of programs, strategies and insights from Compassion in Action!

Compassion in Practice

Compassionate, collaborative care (the “Triple C”) is an innovative framework that can improve quality, enrich the patient and family experience and support clinician well-being. The Triple C characterizes high quality organizations and can be taught and integrated into daily practice while also acting as an antidote to clinician burnout.

Building Compassion into the Bottom Line

Modern Healthcare published our op-ed on building a strong culture of compassion to improve quality and the bottom line. The op-ed is based on our white paper on the topic.