January 13, 2013
Grand Canyon University
The healing hospital's paradigm has three components with a major focus on the patient's environment. The three major components are a culture of loving care, a healing physical environment, and an integrated work design and technology. Health care providers at healing hospitals support the physical and emotional well being of the patients, and not just focusing on curing their diseases. Healing hospitals ensure patients are comfortable and mentally and physically prepared for their treatment plan. Health care providers at these facilities have to be competent in the patient's medical needs and the ability to deliver loving to the patients. It is important for workers to go the extra mile for their patients, and to help with their spiritual needs.
The second component of healing hospitals is a healing physical environment. “For a hospital to promote healing, it needs to provide a quiet environment that allows patients to sleep. Patient's bodies perform the most repair during sleep,” (Eberst, 2008, page 77). This is a very important key component of the paradigm and it is important to maintain a quiet, healing environment. Healing hospitals incorporate many different techniques to maintain a noise-free healthy, healing environment. For example, the hospitals do not use overhead paging, nurses carry personal phones for direct contact. Also, some cleaning machines and certain equipment have special silencer to avoid distraction and extra noise. It is evident that a good healing environment is key to patient's recovery. The healing paradigm also suggests that the hospitals provide an environment that promotes patient satisfaction levels, decent meals and quality entertainment. A good healing physical environment also enables patients and their families to fulfill their...