Running head: HEALING HOSPITAL: A DARING PARADIGM
Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm
Grand Canyon University
HLT-310V Spirituality in Health Care
Professor: Patricia Mullen
Healing is the process of restoring the wellness. It can also refer as curing or soundness. While healing process is underway, the person who gets healed is achieving a spiritual totality. Healing takes place when a person becomes ill. During this restoring process, the illness is completely eradicated and allows the patient to gain maximum health before the illness. Healing is required for those who are suffering from serious illness. Healing is the way to ...view middle of the document...
Patient care in a healing physical environment is absolutely helpful to restore the patient’s health to the best. The healing physical environment is not only takes care for patients, but also how staff engages with families as caregivers. It is obvious that a distracting or disturbing environment is not appropriate for those who seek care for illness. Therefore, comfort of the patient is very important in the healing process. According to the book, Spirituality, Health and Healing, a healing physical environment is one in which individuals are supported and nurtured, in which they feel spiritually calm and in which health and wee being are promoted (Young and Koopsen, 2005). Therefore, in a loving, passionate and wonderful physical environment it is easy to help patients and their families to adjust with their problems such as stress, and illness.
Another, integration of work design and technology play an important role in molding a healing hospital. This technological difference can give extra help, privacy, and security for the patients in the healing hospital setting. Enhancement in technology is very helpful in healing hospitals by providing new technological entertainment system for patients and providing better transportation facilities for each patient separately. Work design is another component that plays a big role for fulfilling the requirements of healing hospital. All staff shows a loving, caring, and prosperous attitude towards their patient. This enrichment in work design is very important and this type of caring fulfills the needs of patients. While evaluating spirituality regarding these components, spirituality identifies that a person is something more than what we can explain such as, physical, emotional, and cognitive. Overall, it is obvious that integration of work design and technology plays an important role as a vital component for healing hospital.
Next, culture of radical loving care is another important component of a healing hospital. Among the three vital components of a healing hospital, culture of radical loving care is the most critical component. This is very clear from the name itself. In the context of radical loving care the patient gets the loving care from all the caregivers. This makes the patient satisfied and shows the fulfillment of patient’s necessary. According to www.newsreview.com, “It brings tears to my eyes how well they treat you here, the Chico resident said, these are the most caring people I’ve ever seen” (Cantu, 2011). In the article the author explains how the loving care of the staff is given to their patients. Also, the loving care is very much related to the spirituality. Spirituality has a vital role in all of the three vital components of the healing hospital. Especially, the most important component of healing hospital, culture of radical loving care, has relationship to spirituality.
Also, there are many challenges for healing hospitals in five characteristics such as, technology...