Rounds help nurses deal with emotional side of patient care

09/18/2008 | Nurse.com

Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., is using the Schwartz Center Rounds program to help nurses and other care providers deal with issues in caring for end-of-life and ICU patients. The multidisciplinary rounds, which include clergy and social workers, give staff an opportunity to talk about the emotional side of patient care. A survey of professionals who had used the rounds found 84% said the the program helped them have more compassion for patients and families.

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