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An emerging community examining the best way to introduce and sustain this technique in different organisations. The plan is to develop and run Schwartz Rounds in hospitals situated in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Schwartz Rounds are monthly facilitated meetings open to all trust staff providing a forum for selected individuals to present experiences with which they have found an emotional connection; the rationale behind this process is that despite us working in an ever increasingly technological world, in essence, we are all humans sharing human experiences and emotions. The work we deliver in healthcare has an associated cost, referred to as ‘emotional labour’ – all staff who encounter human suffering, pain, illness and disease on a regular basis expend some energy, which if not replenished can result in fatigue, emotional exhaustion and in the worst cases emotional disengagement with patients, friends and family.

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