Grand Canyon University
HLT - 310V
May 3, 2013
Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm
As nurses we are known to be hardworking, caring, compassionate and kind individuals who carry around big hearts on our sleeves. In addition, in today’s society we are also being exposed more to the spiritual aspects of each individual patient that we care for on a day to day basis. In turn, we must open up our minds and respect the patient’s spirituality, no matter what it might be, to understand that this could be their main way of coping and part of the healing process for them. We must also understand that it is “not just random, thoughtful gestures but rather a continuous chain of loving care—kindness and skill from every caregiver (including leaders) to every patient and to one another” (Ananth, 2009). Concepts of a Healing Hospital
There are several concepts that must be understood as part of a Healing Hospital in which each hospital has their own mission, vision and statement. These aspects are created to let the public be aware of what they can expect from the hospital as a whole. As stated by St. Joseph’s hospital (2013), their mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by continually improving the health and quality of life of people in the communities we serve. In addition to their mission statement, their components include dignity, service, excellence and justice. They go on to state that these components in relationship to spirituality are to respect each person as an inherently valuable member of the human community and as a unique expression of life, bring people together who recognize that every interaction is a unique opportunity to serve one another, the community, and society, personal and professional development, accountability, innovation, teamwork, and commitment to quality and advocate for systems and structures that are...