A Healing Hospital
Grand Canyon University
HLT- 310 V
10 April 2016
A healing hospital is composed of a few different components. One, of the three components is the environment. Although all hospitals have an environment, it is important that a healing hospital attains a healing physical environment (Eberst, 2008). For example, a normal hospital typically consists of an environment with nurses’ carts rolling against the floor, pagers, the chatter of the nurses at their station, intercoms from above, and the occasional shouting from other patient rooms. A healing hospital refrains from having these situations occurring by all means. Another component that makes up a healing hospital includes the technology available or present. The technology that will potentially be used by the nurses, helps them help families and those in needs because they become more efficient. For example, if there is technology that ensures that a patient is safe, the nurse can obtain a calm attitude and calmly help others without worrying. Another factor that plays a role in a healing hospital is the staff themselves. The staff of the healing hospital are the individuals who help the patients medically, and spiritually. The staff gives the patients the hope they need. Compassion within the staff is one of the sub components within the healing hospital. A healing hospital needs a team of positive staff who are compassionate about helping individuals in the best way that they possibly can. The patients primarily interact with the staff, so the staff truly is one of the biggest factors that can guide a patient to follow a path of spirituality if they wish.
Creating a healing environment, is not at simple as it seems: it withholds several challenges. Of the five challenges, medical advancements have become a primary issue within hospitals (2010, p.32). For example, some hospitals are incorporating “the newest of...