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Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm
Stacy Hibler
Grand Canyon University: HLT-310

When I foster the thought of a healing hospital in today’s society and technology driven world, I think of a loving, caring environment, pleasant surroundings, compassionate doctors and nurses, knowledgeable staff, and the latest, most advanced medical equipment available. I am an advocate for those that are passionate about patient care. My philosophy is to care for each patient and address all of their needs better than one would care for himself. Healing hospitals have a similar philosophy. Healing hospitals supports patients in a way that love is at the core of care. I’m hopeful that healing hospitals and their relationship to the mind, spirit, and the healing body will open the minds of the world, change the approach to healing environments, and break down the biblical barriers of institutionalized hospitals. Healing hospitals are based on ancient history, knowledge, and experience that love is the foundation of healing. These hospitals symbolize the most important principle of human-existence, loving each other (Chapman, 2007). The components that healing hospitals are built on are bountiful loving care, smart, technological work scheme and healing properties in the physical aspect of the environment (Golden Thread of Compassionate Care Defined). Healing hospitals have taken health care and integrated it with spirituality. The component of bountiful loving care is a philosophy that was created by Erie Chapman to culture a moral, caring environment while treating patients. This means not only treating with love, but walking in love, and speaking with love as well. This holistic approach fosters an environment that constantly remind care givers why they are there. The spiritual concept of love is a reminder of why God distinctively created mankind. Imago dei is highly present in the components of the base of healing hospitals. Love and...
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