Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm Sumi George Grand Canyon Universit

Healing
Hospital: A Daring Paradigm
Sumi
George
Grand
Canyon University: HLT-310V
June
7 2014

Healing Hospital: A Daring
Paradigm
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall
be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the
former things have passed away (Revelation 21:4 New King James Version). These
are daring words taken from the Holy Bible to heal our sufferings. Are these
words enough for an ill individual
who is hospitalized? These spiritual words are certainly encouraging for
healing to occur but this is only one aspect for the hospitalized client to
recover fully. This paper will dare
to look at all aspects of a healing hospital and its relationship to
spirituality, the challenges of developing a healing hospital, and the authors
perspective on how the healing hospital paradigm reflects her own view of
caregiving.
Components of Healing
Hospitals
Spirituality and prayers are probably not as
important as they have been for many in this new era of high tech society that
we live in today. Many people and many organizations are turning to technology
to live. Can we function without our smartphones these days? Our high tech
world really transformed us to forget the simple things in life like compassion.
Today, many organizations like a hospital also have transformed its ways in
giving the best technological tests and innovative research possible for their
patients. Hospitals are performing all kinds of tests to treat the patients
symptoms and not really looking at the patient. Should they look deeply at the
patient as a whole individual rather than their symptoms? In the economy that
we live in today, everyone is struggling to get to the top and many health
organizations also moved into the direction of a business-minded era. An approach has been
started to change these ways in the hospital to not only focusing on the
physical aspect of an individual but also the spiritual aspect. This was when
the concept of a healing hospital was developed. In 2008, The Baptist Healing Trust
announced and declared Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona (CHW)
as the #1 healing hospital in the nation and Mercys CEO, Laurie Eberst was
named Healing Hospital CEO of the Year (Chapman, 2008). Mercy Gilberts mission
statement clearly defines a healing aspect to their organization,
to
provide compassionate, quality of health care to our community, while our
technology and medical expertise remain on the forefront of innovation, our
role as a caring, dedicated member of this community remains the same. We will
always be there when you need us most. (Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, 2013).
The Healing
Trust implanted that the healing hospital has three components to it (Eberst, 2008).
According to Eberst (2008), these include a healing physical environment, the
integration ofwork
design and technology and lastly, a culture of Radical Loving Care.
A Healing Physical
Environment
The value of a healing environment is just as important
as the healing process. It has been taught to us that sleep and rest are
crucial elements for patients to heal and recover. It is when you sleep that
your body repairs the most (Eberst, 2008). Therefore, emphasis should be taken
to the surroundings of an ill client. A quiet environment promotes efficient
healing and nourishes ones spirit. A health care professional is obligated to
promote a healing environment for our patients by reducing noise levels,
keeping our patients room clean and kept, and motivating soothing and calming
voices. The authors philosophy of caregiving is dedication to our patients and
their surroundings. The area where patients attempt to heal from their sickness
should be a spiritual one. For some being alone is their way of healing but for
others listening to their concerns and worries may encourage them and to give
hope. Nurses are in the frontline for creating a healing environment because of
our proximity to our patients.
Integration of Work
Design and Technology
Another area of a Healing Hospital focuses on
integration of work design and technology. Technology cannot be removed today
with all the new advances in the healthcare world. A Healing Hospital incorporates
its technologies well into patient care that facilitates a healing environment
and promotes quality spiritual care (Eberst, 2008). A form of integration
utilized by Mercy Gilbert Medical Center was having a secluded and private
elevator for transport for patients separate from staff and visitors. This
design helps lessen worries about running into people the patients may know and
protects privacy and confidentiality. It is important to know that a hospital
has their advanced technologies to treat patients but it is more important for
hospitals to commit to giving compassionate treatments for all. For this
commitment to take place, the team of healthcare workers should be not only
well trained in their skills but also should have an inner passion in helping
others.
Radical Loving
Care
The last, but certainly not the least component of a
Healing Hospital is the concept of Radical Loving Care. This essential part
is the foundation in creating a Healing Hospital. This idea of Radical Loving
Care was developed by Erie Chapmen. This phenomenon allows individuals caring
for others to give the most compassionate loving care possible. If the hospital
has great paintings, beautiful floorings, breathtaking gardens, advanced
technologies but lacks the simplest form of compassionate care from its staff,
what good of a hospital is it (Eberst, 2008)? It certainly would not be a Healing Hospital.
A hospital that is comprised with loving passion in helping others from doctors
to environmental service workers would be a great achievement. These small
components of care are truly the definition of treatment. The courtesy of
showing respect by lessoning the noise levels at nurses station, by not
confronting but talking appropriately, by diverting your routine for the
benefit of our patients are simple things that the author wishes to see in the
organization where she works. The authors philosophy is to be part of a
Healing Hospital.
Challenges
and Barriers in Creating a Healing Hospital
There are numerous challenges that take place in
creating a Healing Hospital; one of the major being financial concerns. To
produce a healing environment will require plenty of money for technology,
recruitment, training, and other facilities. With economy being very slim,
every organization is looking for ways to cut cost and thus, many organizations
may not pursue such a huge project. This is a challenge that many health
administrators may not want to face. Another challenge would be to transform
all the staff to a spiritual, healing mode. This would take excess amount of
training and is not an easy task to accomplish especially if it is a larger
hospital. Even with training, it is never possible to transform a staff to be
compassionate when they dont have it in them internally. This would be a
challenge that cannot be ignored. To give quality efficient care and to promote
a caring environment, a relationship-based care must occur (Woolley, Perkins,
Laird, Palmer, Schitter, Tarter, George, Atkinson, Mckinney, Woolsey, 2012). Since
the concept of a Healing Hospital is not yet widely acceptable, legal
challenges can also take place. The concept of treating patients in spiritual
aspect may not be understood by many and thus, legal affairs can squirm in. These
differences in opinion may jeopardize the image of the hospital.
Biblical
Aspects of a Healing Hospital
Spirituality
is the key foundation in building a healing environment for a Healing Hospital.
Along with modern medicine, a sense of spiritual pride and warmth can promote
healing. The Radical Loving Care takes preference over any modern technology.
The author believes loving care and compassion for others is what truly defines
spirituality. Having inner faith and hope with the Higher Power enables many to
display faster healing powers. As a Catholic, the author is dedicated in
worshiping God and believes in his healing powers. The author understands the
importance of promoting a healing environment for worship can take place. The
quietness and faith enhances the process of healing. For by grace you have
been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God
(Ephesians 2:8 New King James Version). To be saved in life and in illness, the
Higher Powers presence is needed. The passage above portrays to all that
through faith and hope anything is possible.
The
concept of the Healing Hospital is to provide care as a whole. It focuses on
seeing and treating the patient as a whole rather than just their symptoms.
Health care professionals should display Radical Loving Care, a healing
physical environment, and also must integrate work design and technology to be
part of a Healing Hospital. There can be hurdles down the road to get to the
Healing Hospital, but it is a daring paradigm that we should all take.

References
Chapman, E. (2007).
Radical loving care: Building the healing hospital in America. Nashville, TN:
Vaughn Printing.
Dunn,
L. (2010, Fall2010). Creating Healing Environments: A Challenge for
Nursing. Online Journal of Rural Nursing & Health Care. p.
3.Retrieved from.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edo&AN=66639955&site=eds-live&scope=site”>http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edo&AN=66639955&site=eds-live&scope=site
Eberst,
L. (2008) Arizona Medical Center Shows How to Be a
‘Healing Hospital. Health Progress,
89 (2), 77-79. Retrieved from.proquest.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/docview/274635012?accountid=7374″>http://search.proquest.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/docview/274635012?accountid=7374
Mercy
Gilbert Medical Center (2013). Retrieved from

.dignityhealth.org/mercygilbert/Pages/Patients-visitors/Patients-and-“>https://hospitals.dignityhealth.org/mercygilbert/Pages/Patients-visitors/Patients-and- visitors.aspx
Woolley,
J., Perkins, R., Laird, P., Palmer, J., Schitter, M., Tarter, K., & …
Woolsey, M. (2012). Relationship-Based Care: Implementing a Caring, Healing
Environment. MEDSURG Nursing, 21(3), 179-184. Retrieved
from.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=76461416&site=eds-live&scope=site”>http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=76461416&site=eds-live&scope=site

Healing
Hospital: A Daring ParadigmSumi
GeorgeGrand
Canyon University: HLT-310VJune
7 2014

Healing Hospital: A Daring
Paradigm He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall
be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the
former things have passed away (Revelation 21:4 New King James Version). These
are daring words taken from the Holy Bible to heal our sufferings. Are these
words enough for an ill individual
who is hospitalized? These spiritual words are certainly encouraging for
healing to occur but this is only one aspect for the hospitalized client to
recover fully. This paper will dare
to look at all aspects of a healing hospital and its relationship to
spirituality, the challenges of developing a healing hospital, and the authors
perspective on how the healing hospital paradigm reflects her own view of
caregiving.Components of Healing
Hospitals Spirituality and prayers are probably not as
important as they have been for many in this new era of high tech society that
we live in today. Many people and many organizations are turning to technology
to live. Can we function without our smartphones these days? Our high tech
world really transformed us to forget the simple things in life like compassion.
Today, many organizations like a hospital also have transformed its ways in
giving the best technological tests and innovative research possible for their
patients. Hospitals are performing all kinds of tests to treat the patients
symptoms and not really looking at the patient. Should they look deeply at the
patient as a whole individual rather than their symptoms? In the economy that
we live in today, everyone is struggling to get to the top and many health
organizations also moved into the direction of a business-minded era. An approach has been
started to change these ways in the hospital to not only focusing on the
physical aspect of an individual but also the spiritual aspect. This was when
the concept of a healing hospital was developed. In 2008, The Baptist Healing Trust
announced and declared Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona (CHW)
as the #1 healing hospital in the nation and Mercys CEO, Laurie Eberst was
named Healing Hospital CEO of the Year (Chapman, 2008). Mercy Gilberts mission
statement clearly defines a healing aspect to their organization, to
provide compassionate, quality of health care to our community, while our
technology and medical expertise remain on the forefront of innovation, our
role as a caring, dedicated member of this community remains the same. We will
always be there when you need us most. (Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, 2013). The Healing
Trust implanted that the healing hospital has three components to it (Eberst, 2008).
According to Eberst (2008), these include a healing physical environment, the
integration ofwork
design and technology and lastly, a culture of Radical Loving Care. A Healing Physical
Environment The value of a healing environment is just as important
as the healing process. It has been taught to us that sleep and rest are
crucial elements for patients to heal and recover. It is when you sleep that
your body repairs the most (Eberst, 2008). Therefore, emphasis should be taken
to the surroundings of an ill client. A quiet environment promotes efficient
healing and nourishes ones spirit. A health care professional is obligated to
promote a healing environment for our patients by reducing noise levels,
keeping our patients room clean and kept, and motivating soothing and calming
voices. The authors philosophy of caregiving is dedication to our patients and
their surroundings. The area where patients attempt to heal from their sickness
should be a spiritual one. For some being alone is their way of healing but for
others listening to their concerns and worries may encourage them and to give
hope. Nurses are in the frontline for creating a healing environment because of
our proximity to our patients.Integration of Work
Design and Technology Another area of a Healing Hospital focuses on
integration of work design and technology. Technology cannot be removed today
with all the new advances in the healthcare world. A Healing Hospital incorporates
its technologies well into patient care that facilitates a healing environment
and promotes quality spiritual care (Eberst, 2008). A form of integration
utilized by Mercy Gilbert Medical Center was having a secluded and private
elevator for transport for patients separate from staff and visitors. This
design helps lessen worries about running into people the patients may know and
protects privacy and confidentiality. It is important to know that a hospital
has their advanced technologies to treat patients but it is more important for
hospitals to commit to giving compassionate treatments for all. For this
commitment to take place, the team of healthcare workers should be not only
well trained in their skills but also should have an inner passion in helping
others. Radical Loving
Care The last, but certainly not the least component of a
Healing Hospital is the concept of Radical Loving Care. This essential part
is the foundation in creating a Healing Hospital. This idea of Radical Loving
Care was developed by Erie Chapmen. This phenomenon allows individuals caring
for others to give the most compassionate loving care possible. If the hospital
has great paintings, beautiful floorings, breathtaking gardens, advanced
technologies but lacks the simplest form of compassionate care from its staff,
what good of a hospital is it (Eberst, 2008)? It certainly would not be a Healing Hospital.
A hospital that is comprised with loving passion in helping others from doctors
to environmental service workers would be a great achievement. These small
components of care are truly the definition of treatment. The courtesy of
showing respect by lessoning the noise levels at nurses station, by not
confronting but talking appropriately, by diverting your routine for the
benefit of our patients are simple things that the author wishes to see in the
organization where she works. The authors philosophy is to be part of a
Healing Hospital.Challenges
and Barriers in Creating a Healing Hospital There are numerous challenges that take place in
creating a Healing Hospital; one of the major being financial concerns. To
produce a healing environment will require plenty of money for technology,
recruitment, training, and other facilities. With economy being very slim,
every organization is looking for ways to cut cost and thus, many organizations
may not pursue such a huge project. This is a challenge that many health
administrators may not want to face. Another challenge would be to transform
all the staff to a spiritual, healing mode. This would take excess amount of
training and is not an easy task to accomplish especially if it is a larger
hospital. Even with training, it is never possible to transform a staff to be
compassionate when they dont have it in them internally. This would be a
challenge that cannot be ignored. To give quality efficient care and to promote
a caring environment, a relationship-based care must occur (Woolley, Perkins,
Laird, Palmer, Schitter, Tarter, George, Atkinson, Mckinney, Woolsey, 2012). Since
the concept of a Healing Hospital is not yet widely acceptable, legal
challenges can also take place. The concept of treating patients in spiritual
aspect may not be understood by many and thus, legal affairs can squirm in. These
differences in opinion may jeopardize the image of the hospital. Biblical
Aspects of a Healing HospitalSpirituality
is the key foundation in building a healing environment for a Healing Hospital.
Along with modern medicine, a sense of spiritual pride and warmth can promote
healing. The Radical Loving Care takes preference over any modern technology.
The author believes loving care and compassion for others is what truly defines
spirituality. Having inner faith and hope with the Higher Power enables many to
display faster healing powers. As a Catholic, the author is dedicated in
worshiping God and believes in his healing powers. The author understands the
importance of promoting a healing environment for worship can take place. The
quietness and faith enhances the process of healing. For by grace you have
been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God
(Ephesians 2:8 New King James Version). To be saved in life and in illness, the
Higher Powers presence is needed. The passage above portrays to all that
through faith and hope anything is possible.The
concept of the Healing Hospital is to provide care as a whole. It focuses on
seeing and treating the patient as a whole rather than just their symptoms.
Health care professionals should display Radical Loving Care, a healing
physical environment, and also must integrate work design and technology to be
part of a Healing Hospital. There can be hurdles down the road to get to the
Healing Hospital, but it is a daring paradigm that we should all take.ReferencesChapman, E. (2007).
Radical loving care: Building the healing hospital in America. Nashville, TN:
Vaughn Printing.Dunn,
L. (2010, Fall2010). Creating Healing Environments: A Challenge for
Nursing. Online Journal of Rural Nursing & Health Care. p.
3.Retrieved from.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edo&AN=66639955&site=eds-live&scope=site”>http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edo&AN=66639955&site=eds-live&scope=siteEberst,
L. (2008) Arizona Medical Center Shows How to Be a
‘Healing Hospital. Health Progress,
89 (2), 77-79. Retrieved from.proquest.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/docview/274635012?accountid=7374″>http://search.proquest.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/docview/274635012?accountid=7374Mercy
Gilbert Medical Center (2013). Retrieved from
.dignityhealth.org/mercygilbert/Pages/Patients-visitors/Patients-and-“>https://hospitals.dignityhealth.org/mercygilbert/Pages/Patients-visitors/Patients-and- visitors.aspxWoolley,
J., Perkins, R., Laird, P., Palmer, J., Schitter, M., Tarter, K., & …
Woolsey, M. (2012). Relationship-Based Care: Implementing a Caring, Healing
Environment. MEDSURG Nursing, 21(3), 179-184. Retrieved
from.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=76461416&site=eds-live&scope=site”>http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=76461416&site=eds-live&scope=site

Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm Sumi George Grand Canyon Universit

Healing
Hospital: A Daring Paradigm
Sumi
George
Grand
Canyon University: HLT-310V
June
7 2014

Healing Hospital: A Daring
Paradigm
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall
be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the
former things have passed away (Revelation 21:4 New King James Version). These
are daring words taken from the Holy Bible to heal our sufferings. Are these
words enough for an ill individual
who is hospitalized? These spiritual words are certainly encouraging for
healing to occur but this is only one aspect for the hospitalized client to
recover fully. This paper will dare
to look at all aspects of a healing hospital and its relationship to
spirituality, the challenges of developing a healing hospital, and the authors
perspective on how the healing hospital paradigm reflects her own view of
caregiving.
Components of Healing
Hospitals
Spirituality and prayers are
probably not as important as they have been for many in this new era of high
tech society that we live in today. Many people and many organizations are
turning to technology to live. Can we function without our smartphones these
days? Our high tech world really transformed us to forget the simple things in
life like compassion. Today, many organizations like a hospital also have
transformed its ways in giving the best technological tests and innovative
research possible for their patients. Hospitals are performing all kinds of
tests to treat the patients symptoms and not really looking at the patient.
Should they lookdeeply at the patient as a whole individual rather than their
symptoms? In the economy that we live in today, everyone is struggling to get
to the top and many health organizations also moved into the direction of a
business-minded era. An
approach has been started to change these ways in the hospital to not only
focusing on the physical aspect of an individual but also the spiritual aspect.
This was when the concept of a healing hospital was developed. In 2008, The
Baptist Healing Trust announced and declared Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in
Gilbert, Arizona (CHW) as the #1 healing hospital in the nation and Mercys
CEO, Laurie Eberst was named Healing Hospital CEO of the Year (Chapman, 2008). Mercy
Gilberts mission statement clearly defines a healing aspect to their
organization,
to
provide compassionate, quality of health care to our community, while our
technology and medical expertise remain on the forefront of innovation, our
role as a caring, dedicated member of this community remains the same. We will
always be there when you need us most. (Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, 2013).
The Healing
Trustimplanted that the healing hospital has three components to it (Eberst, 2008).
According to Eberst (2008), these include a healing physical environment, the
integration ofwork
design and technology and lastly, a culture of Radical Loving Care.
A Healing Physical
Environment
The value of a healing environment is just as important
as the healing process. It has been taught to us that sleep and rest are
crucial elements for patients to heal and recover. It is when you sleep that
your body repairs the most (Eberst, 2008). Therefore, emphasis should be taken
to the surroundings of an ill client. A quiet environment promotes efficient
healing and nourishes ones spirit. A health care professional is obligated to
promote a healing environment for our patients by reducing noise levels,
keeping our patients room clean and kept, and motivating soothing and calming
voices. The authors philosophy of caregiving is dedication to our patients and
their surroundings. The area where patients attempt to heal from their sickness
should be a spiritual one. For some being alone is their way of healing but for
others listening to their concerns and worries may encourage them and to give
hope. Nurses are in the frontline for creating a healing environment because of
our proximity to our patients.
Integration of Work
Design and Technology
Another area of a Healing Hospital focuses on
integration of work design and technology. Technology cannot be removed today
with all the new advances in the healthcare world. A Healing Hospital incorporates
its technologies well into patient care that facilitates a healing environment
and promotes quality spiritual care (Eberst, 2008). A form of integration
utilized by Mercy Gilbert Medical Center was having a secluded and private
elevator for transport for patients separate from staff and visitors. This
design helps lessen worries about running into people the patients may know and
protects privacy and confidentiality. It is important to know that a hospital
has their advanced technologies to treat patients but it is more important for
hospitals to commit to giving compassionate treatments for all. For this
commitment to take place, the team of healthcare workers should be not only
well trained in their skills but also should have an inner passion in helping
others.
Radical Loving
Care
The last, but certainly not the least component of a
Healing Hospital is the concept of Radical Loving Care. This essential part
is the foundation in creating a Healing Hospital. This idea of Radical Loving
Care was developed by Erie Chapmen. This phenomenon allows individuals caring
for others to give the most compassionate loving care possible. If the hospital
has great paintings, beautiful floorings, breathtaking gardens, advanced
technologies but lacks the simplest form of compassionate care from its staff,
what good of a hospital is it (Eberst, 2008)? It certainly would not be a
Healing Hospital. A hospital that is comprised with loving passion in helping
others from doctors to environmental service workers would be a great
achievement. These small components of care are truly the definition of
treatment. The courtesy of showing respect by lessoning the noise levels at
nurses station, by not confronting but talking appropriately, by diverting
your routine for the benefit of our patients are simple things that the author
wishes to see in the organization where she works. The authors philosophy is
to be part of a Healing Hospital.
Challenges
and Barriers in Creating a Healing Hospital
There are numerous challenges that take place in
creating a Healing Hospital; one of the major being financial concerns. To
produce a healing environment will require plenty of money for technology,
recruitment, training, and other facilities. With economy being very slim,
every organization is looking for ways to cut cost and thus, many organizations
may not pursue such a huge project. This is a challenge that many health
administrators may not want to face. Another challenge would be to transform
all the staff to a spiritual, healing mode. This would take excess amount of
training and is not an easy task to accomplish especially if it is a larger
hospital. Even with training, it is never possible to transform a staff to be
compassionate when they dont have it in them internally. This would be a
challenge that cannot be ignored. To give quality efficient care and to promote
a caring environment, a relationship-based care must occur (Woolley, Perkins,
Laird, Palmer, Schitter, Tarter, George, Atkinson, Mckinney, Woolsey, 2012). Since
the concept of a Healing Hospital is not yet widely acceptable, legal
challenges can also take place. The concept of treating patients in spiritual
aspect may not be understood by many and thus, legal affairs can squirm in. These
differences in opinion may jeopardize the image of the hospital.
Biblical
Aspects of a Healing Hospital
Spirituality
is the key foundation in building a healing environment for a Healing Hospital.
Along with modern medicine, a sense of spiritual pride and warmth can promote
healing. The Radical Loving Care takes preference over any modern technology.
The author believes loving care and compassion for others is what truly defines
spirituality. Having inner faith and hope with the Higher Power enables many to
display faster healing powers. As a Catholic, the author is dedicated in
worshiping God and believes in his healing powers. The author understands the
importance of promoting a healing environment for worship can take place. The
quietness and faith enhances the process of healing. For by grace you have
been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God
(Ephesians 2:8 New King James Version). To be saved in life and in illness, the
Higher Powers presence is needed. The passage above portrays to all that
through faith and hope anything is possible.
The
concept of the Healing Hospital is to provide care as a whole. It focuses on
seeing and treating the patient as a whole rather than just their symptoms.
Health care professionals should display Radical Loving Care, a healing
physical environment, and also must integrate work design and technology to be
part of a Healing Hospital. There can be hurdles down the road to get to the
Healing Hospital, but it is a daring paradigm that we should all take.

References
Chapman, E. (2007).
Radical loving care: Building the healing hospital in America. Nashville, TN:
Vaughn Printing.
Dunn,
L. (2010, Fall2010).Creating Healing Environments: A Challenge for
Nursing. Online Journal of Rural Nursing & Health Care. p.
3.Retrieved from.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edo&AN=66639955&site=eds-live&scope=site”>http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edo&AN=66639955&site=eds-live&scope=site
Eberst,
L. (2008) Arizona Medical Center Shows How to Be a
‘Healing Hospital. Health Progress,
89 (2), 77-79. Retrieved from.proquest.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/docview/274635012?accountid=7374″>http://search.proquest.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/docview/274635012?accountid=7374
Mercy
Gilbert Medical Center (2013). Retrieved from

.dignityhealth.org/mercygilbert/Pages/Patients-visitors/Patients-and-“>https://hospitals.dignityhealth.org/mercygilbert/Pages/Patients-visitors/Patients-and- visitors.aspx
Woolley,
J., Perkins, R., Laird, P., Palmer, J., Schitter, M., Tarter, K., & …
Woolsey, M. (2012). Relationship-Based Care: Implementing a Caring, Healing
Environment. MEDSURG Nursing, 21(3), 179-184. Retrieved
from.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=76461416&site=eds-live&scope=site”>http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=76461416&site=eds-live&scope=site

Healing
Hospital: A Daring ParadigmSumi
GeorgeGrand
Canyon University: HLT-310VJune
7 2014

Healing Hospital: A Daring
Paradigm He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall
be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the
former things have passed away (Revelation 21:4 New King James Version). These
are daring words taken from the Holy Bible to heal our sufferings. Are these
words enough for an ill individual
who is hospitalized? These spiritual words are certainly encouraging for
healing to occur but this is only one aspect for the hospitalized client to
recover fully. This paper will dare
to look at all aspects of a healing hospital and its relationship to
spirituality, the challenges of developing a healing hospital, and the authors
perspective on how the healing hospital paradigm reflects her own view of
caregiving.Components of Healing
Hospitals Spirituality and prayers are
probably not as important as they have been for many in this new era of high
tech society that we live in today. Many people and many organizations are
turning to technology to live. Can we function without our smartphones these
days? Our high tech world really transformed us to forget the simple things in
life like compassion. Today, many organizations like a hospital also have
transformed its ways in giving the best technological tests and innovative
research possible for their patients. Hospitals are performing all kinds of
tests to treat the patients symptoms and not really looking at the patient.
Should they lookdeeply at the patient as a whole individual rather than their
symptoms? In the economy that we live in today, everyone is struggling to get
to the top and many health organizations also moved into the direction of a
business-minded era. An
approach has been started to change these ways in the hospital to not only
focusing on the physical aspect of an individual but also the spiritual aspect.
This was when the concept of a healing hospital was developed. In 2008, The
Baptist Healing Trust announced and declared Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in
Gilbert, Arizona (CHW) as the #1 healing hospital in the nation and Mercys
CEO, Laurie Eberst was named Healing Hospital CEO of the Year (Chapman, 2008). Mercy
Gilberts mission statement clearly defines a healing aspect to their
organization, to
provide compassionate, quality of health care to our community, while our
technology and medical expertise remain on the forefront of innovation, our
role as a caring, dedicated member of this community remains the same. We will
always be there when you need us most. (Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, 2013). The Healing
Trustimplanted that the healing hospital has three components to it (Eberst, 2008).
According to Eberst (2008), these include a healing physical environment, the
integration ofwork
design and technology and lastly, a culture of Radical Loving Care. A Healing Physical
Environment The value of a healing environment is just as important
as the healing process. It has been taught to us that sleep and rest are
crucial elements for patients to heal and recover. It is when you sleep that
your body repairs the most (Eberst, 2008). Therefore, emphasis should be taken
to the surroundings of an ill client. A quiet environment promotes efficient
healing and nourishes ones spirit. A health care professional is obligated to
promote a healing environment for our patients by reducing noise levels,
keeping our patients room clean and kept, and motivating soothing and calming
voices. The authors philosophy of caregiving is dedication to our patients and
their surroundings. The area where patients attempt to heal from their sickness
should be a spiritual one. For some being alone is their way of healing but for
others listening to their concerns and worries may encourage them and to give
hope. Nurses are in the frontline for creating a healing environment because of
our proximity to our patients.Integration of Work
Design and Technology Another area of a Healing Hospital focuses on
integration of work design and technology. Technology cannot be removed today
with all the new advances in the healthcare world. A Healing Hospital incorporates
its technologies well into patient care that facilitates a healing environment
and promotes quality spiritual care (Eberst, 2008). A form of integration
utilized by Mercy Gilbert Medical Center was having a secluded and private
elevator for transport for patients separate from staff and visitors. This
design helps lessen worries about running into people the patients may know and
protects privacy and confidentiality. It is important to know that a hospital
has their advanced technologies to treat patients but it is more important for
hospitals to commit to giving compassionate treatments for all. For this
commitment to take place, the team of healthcare workers should be not only
well trained in their skills but also should have an inner passion in helping
others. Radical Loving
Care The last, but certainly not the least component of a
Healing Hospital is the concept of Radical Loving Care. This essential part
is the foundation in creating a Healing Hospital. This idea of Radical Loving
Care was developed by Erie Chapmen. This phenomenon allows individuals caring
for others to give the most compassionate loving care possible. If the hospital
has great paintings, beautiful floorings, breathtaking gardens, advanced
technologies but lacks the simplest form of compassionate care from its staff,
what good of a hospital is it (Eberst, 2008)? It certainly would not be a
Healing Hospital. A hospital that is comprised with loving passion in helping
others from doctors to environmental service workers would be a great
achievement. These small components of care are truly the definition of
treatment. The courtesy of showing respect by lessoning the noise levels at
nurses station, by not confronting but talking appropriately, by diverting
your routine for the benefit of our patients are simple things that the author
wishes to see in the organization where she works. The authors philosophy is
to be part of a Healing Hospital.Challenges
and Barriers in Creating a Healing Hospital There are numerous challenges that take place in
creating a Healing Hospital; one of the major being financial concerns. To
produce a healing environment will require plenty of money for technology,
recruitment, training, and other facilities. With economy being very slim,
every organization is looking for ways to cut cost and thus, many organizations
may not pursue such a huge project. This is a challenge that many health
administrators may not want to face. Another challenge would be to transform
all the staff to a spiritual, healing mode. This would take excess amount of
training and is not an easy task to accomplish especially if it is a larger
hospital. Even with training, it is never possible to transform a staff to be
compassionate when they dont have it in them internally. This would be a
challenge that cannot be ignored. To give quality efficient care and to promote
a caring environment, a relationship-based care must occur (Woolley, Perkins,
Laird, Palmer, Schitter, Tarter, George, Atkinson, Mckinney, Woolsey, 2012). Since
the concept of a Healing Hospital is not yet widely acceptable, legal
challenges can also take place. The concept of treating patients in spiritual
aspect may not be understood by many and thus, legal affairs can squirm in. These
differences in opinion may jeopardize the image of the hospital. Biblical
Aspects of a Healing HospitalSpirituality
is the key foundation in building a healing environment for a Healing Hospital.
Along with modern medicine, a sense of spiritual pride and warmth can promote
healing. The Radical Loving Care takes preference over any modern technology.
The author believes loving care and compassion for others is what truly defines
spirituality. Having inner faith and hope with the Higher Power enables many to
display faster healing powers. As a Catholic, the author is dedicated in
worshiping God and believes in his healing powers. The author understands the
importance of promoting a healing environment for worship can take place. The
quietness and faith enhances the process of healing. For by grace you have
been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God
(Ephesians 2:8 New King James Version). To be saved in life and in illness, the
Higher Powers presence is needed. The passage above portrays to all that
through faith and hope anything is possible.The
concept of the Healing Hospital is to provide care as a whole. It focuses on
seeing and treating the patient as a whole rather than just their symptoms.
Health care professionals should display Radical Loving Care, a healing
physical environment, and also must integrate work design and technology to be
part of a Healing Hospital. There can be hurdles down the road to get to the
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