The Relationship of Spirituality in Hospital

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The Relationship of Spirituality in Hospital Healing
Marilou Loisel
Grand Canyon University
Spirituality in Health Care
HLT 310V
Dr. Friederike Doak
August 26, 2012

The Relationship of Spirituality in Hospital Healing
This paper is going to explore the challenges encountered by medical institutions that incorporate an integrated approach of spirituality toward the healing process of an individual. In today's economic struggle, healthcare is having to face different challenges, including expensive new advancement in technology, new governmental regulations, and expensive new medicines. As the health care industry obviously deals with patients that are sick or dying, they may want to be compassionate, but they have to deal with everything that affects the institution's bottom line. There is a daring new approach that allows the health care industry to help patients with their suffering in an environment that is patient centered, loving, caring and compassionate. This new approach, called a Radical Loving Care, makes it conducive for every patient, and every employee to feel comfortable and valued. Because the focus is to care for the caregivers, they in turn do extraordinary patient care (Eberst, 2008). It is a win-win situation, because it promotes a healthy environment without affecting the bottom line. Unfortunately, this daring approach is not the normal practice of every hospital.
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center (MGMC) was built in 2006, with a vision of creating a hospital that is a healing hospital, with a healing environment and a healing culture. The Baptist Healing Trust awarded MGMC as the number one healing hospital in the nation. This recognition was based on the three key concepts: a healing physical environment, the integration of design and technology, and the culture of Radical Loving Care. MGMC's hospital logo for service excellence is…...

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