Friday, October 11, 2013

‘In the Aftermath of Violence’

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare and the Conference on Boston Teaching Hospitals will host “In the Aftermath of Violence: Caring for Others, Caring for Ourselves,” a series of special sessions for hospital staff, first responders and medical tent volunteers. Led by experienced Schwartz Center Rounds facilitators, these confidential sessions will bring together those who cared for patients following the Boston Marathon attacks to collectively discuss their experiences, and share how they have coped in the aftermath of this traumatic event and what insights they gained.

“Given the mission of the Schwartz Center, we wanted to support the caregiver community after this traumatic event,” says Marjorie Stanzler, senior director of programs for the The Schwartz Center. “Compassion has never been more visible or critical to the collective healing of our community than it was on April 15, in the days and months following the marathon bombings.”

Caregivers are welcome to attend any or all of the four sessions in Boston. Registration is required.

The session at the MGH will take place Nov. 1 from 8 to 9:30 am in the Their Conference Room. It will be facilitated by Beth Lown, MD, medical director of The Schwartz Center. Other sessions will be held:

•  Oct. 23 from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Inn at Longwood Medical,
342 Longwood Ave. This session will be led by Sally Okun, RN,
vice president of advocacy for PatientsLikeMe.

•  Nov. 5 from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel,
5400 Computer Drive, Westborough. Okun also will lead
this session.

•  Dec. 3 from 8 to 9:30 am at Tufts University School of Medicine, 145 Harrison Ave., Room 114. This session will be facilitated by Chris Carter, PsyD, of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

For more information or to register, visit or email

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