What's Happening

Compassion Scholars Program Announced

In partnership with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing  and support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, we are proud to announce the Compassion Scholars Program. The program is being piloted with nine regional nursing and medical schools to give nursing and medical students exposure to strategies, skills and programs that enhance compassion in settings they are likely to encounter in the field.

Interprofessional Continuing Education Course

Need a tune up on your intra- and inter-personal skills? Are you seeking deeper knowledge in the science of compassion? We are pleased to announce the second offering of, Compassion in Practice: Achieving Better Outcomes by Maximizing Communication, Relationships and Resilience, to be held on Oct. 29-30, 2017 in Boston. Last year sold out and this year will feature new research, speakers and experiential workshops.

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 a 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 425 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

We are partnering with some of the leading healthcare systems, hospital and professional associations and culture experts to launch the Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference in Boston, MA, on June 25-27, 2017. We’ll feature world-renowned experts, experiential learning and interactive sessions to help you create a culture of compassion in your organization.

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.