three people holding certificates.

Panellists Michelle Wilcox, Shane Moore and Summah McMurray with their certificates of acknowledgement in recognition of the role they played in making the lates Schwartz Rounds session a success.

Taking time out to reflect on work in a safe and collegial space

Apr 16, 2024

The Schwartz Rounds Leadership Group held its latest Schwartz Round, hosted by Kempsey District Hospital on last week.

The theme was ‘An experience that changed me’ and the panel consisted of Palliative Care Nurse Michelle Wilcox, Harm Reduction Officer Shane Moore and NSW Ambulance Paramedic Summah McMurray.

Each panellist bravely shared a story about an experience during their careers that changed them. They displayed courage, vulnerability, and self-reflection in the telling of their story and shared how their experiences shaped who they are today, both professionally and personally.

At the end of the Round the panellists were each presented with a Certificate of Acknowledgement in recognition of the important part they played in making the Round a success.

The Schwartz Rounds program is a type of structured group forum where clinical and non-clinical employees meet regularly to discuss the emotional and social aspects of working in healthcare.

Schwartz Rounds provide an opportunity to take ‘time out’ to reflect on work in a safe, collegial and compassionate space.

Unlike other initiatives, such as group reflective practice or clinical supervision, the purpose is not to solve problems or to focus on the clinical aspects of patient care.

Schwartz Rounds are inclusive of all employees.

 Future Schwartz Rounds dates and themes are published on the MNCLHD intranet Wellbeing and Staff Support – MNCLHD Intranet (

Staff who are interested in being a future panellist are encouraged to send an expression of interest to

The opportunity to be a panellist is open to all MNCLHD Health Care Workers, including clinical, non-clinical and corporate team members.

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