Healing hospital: A Daring Paradigm
Grand Canyon University: HLT 302
“A healing hospital is a place characterized by thousands of small and wonderful things and a few big ones. At the center is love. More than anything else, supports a strong culture of caring. It expresses the deep passion of both patients and caregivers” (Chapman, 2003). Healing hospitals focus on patient-centered care.
Healing hospitals focus on patients on a holistic manner. To build this type of care for a healing hospital starts with something as simple as the hospital design. The design of the hospital is very important. Weather there will be a lot of light or not, spacing, and how that ...view middle of the document...
Family interaction is not only good for the healing process of the patient but it is also a major part of a healing hospital; having the family trust the staff, is very important because the family want to make sure that their loved one is being well taken care of. Making the family as comfortable as possible is also important to the hospital and the staff. “The single backbreaking chair wedged into a corner has been replaced with a large family zone that includes comfortable seating and flooring, a pullout sofa and often a desk. For overnight visitors, it's a welcome retreat” (Whitemyer, 2012). Patient care is the number one priority of the hospital and making the patient as comfortable and as possible is important. Stress relief is a priority for the staff, a stressed patient is not good because they can easily get anxious or panic with something unimportant. To make the patient more comfortable and less stressed, doctors and nurses, “rather than moving patients from the bedroom to numerous diagnostic, treatment and lab areas, hospitals are decentralizing and bringing these things to the patient, thanks in part to the advent of portable technologies” (Whitemyer, 2012). This is important because staff members are not carrying the patient all the hospital and making the patient more prone to infections, as well as diminishing the patients’ privacy. Healing hospitals have Chaplin’s, which help patients with any spiritual need. Chaplin’s may offer chapel service for the hospital, maybe even bible study. Chaplains also do prayers with or for a patient that needs it or asks for the service.
There are many challenges when dealing with a healing hospital. One challenge is that not all patients are of the same religion, making everything more complicated when it comes to spirituality and the patient. The economic side can also be a challenge because not every CEO wants more space and less room for actual practice. It takes extra training for the staff, which people argue that treating patients is...