Schwartz Rounds

Staff Engagement

Schwartz Rounds are conversations with staff about the emotional impact of their work.  They provide a valuable opportunity for all staff to reflect on the emotional impact of their work through conversations facilitated by a local clinical lead and facilitator.  They are unique in that unlike other supports for staff they do not seek to solve problems or look for outcomes.  Through the sharing of our stories in confidence, Schwartz Rounds provide a framework which have been proven to improve staff wellbeing (reducing psychological distress), reduce hierarchy and improve teamwork and connection which ultimately has an impact on improved person centred care. 

The National Quality Improvement Team is working in collaboration with to establish Schwartz Rounds with up to 30 teams in Ireland (22 sites have already completed training).


Schwartz Rounds Independent Evaluation

On the 27th May 2019, Paul Reid, CEO, Health Service Executive launched the independent evaluation of Schwartz Rounds as a text of concept in Ireland.  To find out more please click Executive Summary and Full report.


To learn more about Schwartz Rounds and how you can get involved, please do not hesitate to contact us or click on the links below…

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Contact Details

  •  Maureen Flynn, Quality Improvement Division Lead Governance and Staff Engagement for Quality | 01 635 2344
  •  Juanita Guidera, Quality Improvement Division Lead Staff Engagement | 087 064 23 08
  •  Noemi Palacios, Quality Improvement Division Administrator  | 01 8131808

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The introduction of Schwartz Rounds in Ireland is supported by the Quality Improvement Division in collaboration with the Point of Care Foundation.

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