The ability to restore, repair, cure, and return to wholeness is called healing. However, cure can be defined as the restoration or recovery from illness. Cure can be described as the process, mechanism, practice, and agent of healing. The healing hospital is a conceptual model that employs healing designs to stimulate recovery. As a result, the healing hospital paradigm is a conceptual model that stimulates the recovery mechanism of the individual (Chapman, 2011). The healing hospital paradigm differs from traditional healing homes. Traditional healing homes eliminate the causative agent without achieving wholeness (Burkhadt, 2010).
The healing home uses compassionate care, radical support, and innovation to improve the individual’s wellbeing. As a result, the institution tackles the causative agent and body recovery mechanism. The success of a healing home is characterised by components of the healing concept. Each component supports the patient’s recovery process. Nursing roles facilitate the integration of the healing concept. Unlike traditional healing homes, the healing hospital paradigm stimulates the individual’s spiritual and emotional demands (Chapman, 2011). We will discuss the challenges of creating a healing environment. Finally, we will summarise the challenges, legal issues, and barriers of the healing concept.
Component of the healing hospital
The healing environment is the most important component of the hospital. As a result, the patient’s recovery process depends on care, support and the healing process. Loving care is the most important feature of the healing hospital paradigm.
The emotional and spiritual needs of the individual are achieved with care, love, and support. Patient education is the primary source of stimulation. Thus, books, inspirational guides, storytelling, and loving care will improve the spiritual strength of the individual. As a result, the emotional and spiritual needs are connected to the physical health intervention. The healing concept combines health intervention with compassionate loving care. Thus, the recovery process of the individual depends on the components of the healing hospital. Emotional and spiritual needs include compassion, radical support, and loving care.
The component works per Chapman’s philosophy. As a result, the healing hospitals pursue an aggressive regime that stimulates radical support and loving care. Consequently, health care providers facilitate the development of emotional and spiritual needs (Burkhadt, 2010). Thus, integrating radical care with physical treatment will facilitate the healing process. The characteristics of healthcare providers and nurses support the patient’s recovery process.
The healing environment
The healing environment is a component of the healing hospital. Physical disturbance, noise pollution, environmental conditions, poor sanitary condition, and worker orientation affect the healing environment. Noise pollution, insecurity, and orientation affect the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs. Consequently, an effective healing environment facilitates the integration of the healing components. The healing environment influences patient safety and the recovery process.
As a result, the major element of a healing environment is safety. Consequently, the condition of the healing environment stimulates the spiritual connection between the patient and the care provider. Colour match, communication skills, efficiency, organisation, and management connect the components of the healing hospital. The patient’s ability to adapt, organise, and manage his or her recovery process is determined by the features of the healing environment (Burkhadt, 2010).
Thus, a stable and comfortable environment boosts the patient’s recovery ability. A previous survey suggested that the quality of care during treatment determines the patient prolonged stay. Thus, the healing environment must promote the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs. Patients that adapt to the healing environment do not worry about the treatment processes, rather they see the new environment as a family. Finally, the healing environment provides support, recovery, emotions, and spiritual needs of the patient.
Integrated design and innovation
Work design and innovation are components of the healing hospital. The nursing design facilitates quality care and improves intervention methods. Service delivery, comfort, and health intervention characterise the features of the healing work design. The healing environment facilitates the integration process. Patient safety, confidentiality, and commitment influence the recovery process. Patient safety and confidentiality provide support for the recovery process.
Thus, the mechanism of the recovery process is influenced by the work design. Consequently, innovation describes the best practice for health care intervention. As a result, health care providers must integrate nursing ideas with the hospital’s work design. Thus, the integration of the healing components will facilitate the recovery process. Consequently, healing cost, privacy, confidentiality, and medical services are features of the health work design.
The challenges of creating a healing environment
The conceptual framework of the healing hospital is built of loving care, environment, and innovation. However, the success of creating a healing environment depends on internal and external factors. Upgrading a traditional health care centre to a healing hospital will require finance and innovation. As a result, the startup fee may hinder the development of the healing environment. Consequently, equipment upgrades, incentives, education, and nursing practice may hinder the implementation of the healing hospital. As a result, the conversion process may be slow or terminated before the upgrade.
The expenses for the project may discourage the stakeholders of the organisation (Geffen, 2004). Leadership quality is a barrier to the development of the healing home. Consequently, organisational structure, workers’ perception, and attitude may affect the implementation of the healing hospital. The healing hospital paradigm enforces compassionate support to stimulate emotional and spiritual needs. As a result, the lack of cohesion and integration is a challenge to the implementation of the healing hospital (Geffen, 2004). Litigation, education, and insurance affect the implementation of the healing hospital.
The legal framework stipulated that the healing home must be insured at a premium price. As a result, the cost of insurance may affect the creation of the healing concept. Finally, communication skills, legal issues, location, and worker incentives affect the implementation of the health hospital. We can support the healing hospital with the biblical text. John 10:11 describes the importance of compassionate love to the sheep. Thus, the health care provider acts as a shepherd to the patient. Compassionate love and care facilitate the recovery process of the individual. Consequently, Luke 10:30 described the compassionate Samaritan. The story of the Samaritan supports the healing environment.
The components of the healing hospital paradigm facilitate the recovery process of an individual. Consequently, the features of the healing hospital include radical support, a healing environment, and the healing design. Thus, the component integration influenced the successful implementation of the healing hospital. The healing environment fosters emotional and spiritual needs. As a result, wholeness is influenced by the healing design. However, the challenges of the healing hospital include cost, legal issues, leadership, and the willingness to assist the individual. The component of the healing hospital supports the nursing practice.
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