Schwartz Center Rounds at Cooper

The Schwartz Center
Through innovative programs, education, and advocacy, the Schwartz Center for Compassion Healthcare is working to support caregivers, healthcare leaders, and others and bring compassion to every healthcare experience. The Center was established in 1995 by Kenneth Schwartz, a health care attorney, before he died of lung cancer at the age of 40.

What are Schwartz Rounds?
Schwartz Rounds is a forum where caregivers discuss social and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients. A multidisciplinary panel is facilitated to share their experiences, and then the discussion opens up to comments from audience participants. It is a great way to reflect on subjects that mat not be typically discussed in a group setting.

When and Where?
Schwartz Rounds are scheduled approximately monthly/bi-monthly on Wednesdays from 12-1pm (usually the last Wednesday of the month). Team members are welcome to attend in-person in the hospital conference center or virtually. 

Who may attend?
All Cooper team members and trainees are welcome. CEUs are offered for those who may receive them.

Upcoming Schwartz Rounds

  • June 2024: Voices of Inclusion: LGBTQ+ Experiences in Healthcare
  • September 2024: Topic TBD
  • October 2024: Topic TBD
  • November 2024: Topic TBD
  • December 2024: Topic TBD

Previous Schwartz Rounds Topics

  • May 2024: When the Unexpected Happens
  • February 2024: The Power of Empowerment: Effecting Change Within Systems
  • December 2023: Compassion in Health Care
  • October 2023: Addressing Stigma to Provide Quality Healthcare to Patients who use Substances
  • September 2023: Diversity in the Healthcare Field and the Impact on Patient Care
  • April 2023: When Healthcare Workers Become Patients
  • February 2023: Learning from Our Patients: Stories of Inspiration
  • December 2022: Equity in Healthcare for Marginalized Populations
  • October 2022: Striving for Humanity in End-of-Life Care
  • July 2022: The Impact of Gun Violence on Health Care Professionals