Healing Hospital: a Daring Paradigm Essay

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Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm
Diana Josh
GCU
Spirituality in Health Care
HLT- 310V
June 23, 2013

Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm
Today in our society the culture of hospital mainly concentrates on treating symptoms and curing patient physically rather than treating patients as whole. A holistic approach is invented in healing hospital. This paradigm encompasses healing person as a whole by upholding harmony of mind, body and spirit. According to Erie Chapman the president and CEO of the trust, the main commitment of healing hospital is to deliver and fashion a radical loving care ("Journal of Sacred work," 2009). In this essay writer will discuss the apparatuses of healing hospital and its relation to spirituality;
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The Joint Commission standards necessitate the health care organizations to assess a persons’ spiritual viewpoint affect treatment and services. Spirituality is a complex and multidimensional part of the human experiences. It helps individual to search for the importance and determination of life as well as it helps to experience hope, love, inner peace, comfort and support (Ashcraft, Anthony, & Mancuso, 2010). So it is very important to give spiritual care as needed to a patient. Spiritual care includes counseling, support with grieving process and spiritual and cultural concerns affecting treatment ("dignityhealth.org," n.d).
Recently health care system concentrating more on patient centered care. However, health care system facing many financial crunches due to changes in reimbursement payment from commercial and federal payers (Medicare and Medicaid) and economic recession. To transform a hospital according to the notion of healing hospital requirements need large amount of financial investments. The new technologies are very costly and require high maintainers. Another barrier involved is that the Healing Hospital notion is not fully accepted by in health care system which increases in hike of law suits and insurance rates. Hospitals have to hire more nurses to so that they reduce nurse patient ratio to provide an optimal care. Furthermore, the major challenge would be changing philosophy of employees

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