Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm
A healing hospital is with a concept of giving compassionate, loving, and efficient care to patient as well as to the family members and to community. It should be built in tradition of love as the center for healing. Within the framework, a faith in God that balanced between the technological and scientific achievements and the demand of spiritual needs of a human being. Healing is a journey toward wholeness or wellness of the patient. According to Mercy Gilbert Medical center in Arizona, one of the many healing hospital USA, components of the healing hospital include a healing physical environment, the integration of work design and technology and a culture of radical loving care (Eberst, 2008). A physical environment that enhances the healing would include loving, compassionate and pleasing environment. There are many factors that include in the physical environment such as quiet, peaceful and safe environment that help to reduce the level of the stress of the patient as well as the staff. The second component of a healing hospital would be providing privacy and security of the patient effectively. It can be attained by utilizing advanced technology that is available today. Easy access to the information and education to the patient, timely service, and treatment can be obtained by the advance technology. By having private room for each patient and allowing family member to stay with the patient, would help to decrease the stress, and improve the healing environment. Patient deserve to have dignity of preserving their privacy in their stressfull time (Eberst, 2008) The third component of a healing hospital is embracing a culture of radical care. (Eberst, 2008). By assisting patient with their spiritual needs and listening the whole heart of a person helps to promote the healing. To have culture of strong compassionate care from the health care workers, they need to have a holistic approach to patients. Health care...
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