Essay On Healing Hospital

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Hippocrates once wrote, "The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well." The power of emotions and thought are known to influence physical health. Studies have shown that attitudes, spiritual beliefs, and practices have an impact on one’s health. Studies also indicates that attributes such as forgiveness, hope, faith, prayer and social support also have an obvious impact on health and healing. For example, people with HIV who were religious, had faith in God, a sense of inner peace, and compassion towards others seem to survive for a much longer time than those who did not have faith in God (University of Maryland Medical Center, n.d.) as seen in Mark 10:52, And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” This is one of the premises of a healing hospital. The Healing Hospital™ concept includes three key components: (1) A healing physical environment, (2) The integration of work design and technology and (3) A culture of Radical …show more content…
Through a holistic approach, a healing hospital can promotes the healing of patients by meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. To develop a strong culture of compassionate care, the Radical Loving Care philosophy must be embraced by all staff members employed by a healing hospital (Eberst, n.d.). A healing hospital cannot exist without love because love makes a healing hospital sacred. God does not live in a "holy" structure. God lives in one’s hearts, the hearts of the caregivers. It is love that transforms everyday caregiving into healing encounters that encourages faith and hope. This is reflected in 1 Corinthians 13:13. Caregivers are called to meet human needs. Any place where Love meets, need becomes covered with holiness. The staff duty is to allow God to create sacred space through them in every encounter, in every place, all the time (Chapman,

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