UVA Schwartz Center Rounds
Next Schwartz Center Rounds - TBA
The story of Kenneth Schwartz
In November 1994, health care attorney Kenneth Schwartz was diagnosed with lung cancer. His case was riddled with terrible ironies. He was only 40 and a nonsmoker. He ate well and exercised regularly.
During his 10-month ordeal, Ken came to realize that what matters most during an illness is the human connection with professional caregivers. He wrote movingly about his illness and care in an article for The Boston Globe Magazine, “A Patient’s Story." In it, he reminds caregivers to stay in the moment with patients and how “the smallest acts of kindness made the unbearable bearable." The piece has become a touchstone for the Center and readers all over the country.
At the end of his life, Ken outlined the organization he wanted created. It would be a center that would nurture the compassion in medicine, encouraging the sorts of caregiver-patient relationships that made all the difference to him. Rooted in the experience of one patient, the Schwartz Center has grown into an organization addressing the universal concerns of many.
Schwartz Center Rounds Accreditation
The University Of Virginia School Of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University Of Virginia School Of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University Of Virginia School Of Medicine awards one hour of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine a record of participation for six years.
The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The University of Virginia SONCE awards 0.8 contact hour for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.