Schwartz Center Rounds
Experience and Insight
While most rounds focus on medical problems, clinical strategies, or ethical issues, SCR focus on the challenges, emotions, stresses and interpersonal dynamics of caregiving. The range of typical topics appears below, but a few examples are pain management and the addicted patient, the difficult patient/family, the personal price of caring for seriously ill patients, when medicine and religion conflict, and families that refuse or demand treatment. SCR are a unique opportunity for caregivers to share experiences and insights, forging more collaborative and effective professional relationships. Although patient identity and confidentiality are strictly protected, these are real cases and, for that reason, the Schwartz Center Rounds are open only to Hackensack University Medical Center staff.