What's Happening

Register for the Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference

Registration is open for the 2019 Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference taking place September 8-10 in Boston. Connect with colleagues from around the globe and learn about cutting-edge programs, strategies and tools to create and sustain cultures of compassion. Hear from keynote speakers Michael Hebb, author of “Let’s Talk About Death Over Dinner,” Helen Riess, cofounder and chief scientific officer of Empathetics Inc., and others who will share their experiences and expertise. Register by May 22 for the early bird rate.

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

Schwartz Rounds & Membership

More than 470 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

Registration is now open for the next Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference Sept. 8-10, 2019. Connect with healthcare professionals, system leaders and others who are committed to making compassion a priority in their organizations and communities. Learn more or register today!

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.