Schwartz rounds help ease stress and foster teamwork
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Schwartz rounds help ease stress and foster teamwork

Caroline Shuldham @CMShuldham Chair, The RCNi editorial advisory board

These monthly forums give staff the opportunity to share experiences with colleagues and discuss the challenges they face

Findings of a new study on Schwartz rounds, published in October, show that healthcare staff who regularly share the emotional, social or ethical challenges they face in the workplace experience less psychological distress, improved teamwork, and increased empathy and compassion for patients and colleagues.

Nursing Standard. 32, 13,31-31. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.13.31.s23

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