This paper will explain the components of a healing hospital, how these components relate specifically to spirituality and the challenges of creating a healing hospital. Components of a Healing Hospital and Relationship to Spirituality There are many components of a healing hospital. Each component corresponds to creating an environment that allows a person to heal psychologically, physically, and spiritually. According to Samueli Institute, 2011, an optimal healing environment includes manipulating internal, interpersonal, behavioral, and external environments in order to promote healing (Ananth, 2011, p. 2). By creating a healing environment in each of the environments, a patient will be able to heal and be “whole.” According to Samueli Institute, in order to be healing, each environment has two objectives to meet, internal: “develop healing intention” and “experience personal wholeness,” interpersonal: “cultivate healing relationships” and “create healing organizations,” behavioral: “practice healthy lifestyles” and “apply collaborative medicine,” and external: “build healing spaces” and “foster ecological sustainability” (Ananth, 2011, p. 2).
The healing hospital paradigm involves healing the client as a whole. This involves not just curing the disease. The paradigm’s focus is to address the patient and family’s cognitive, emotional, and spiritual well-being. In the hospital setting, barriers and stressors must be overcome to create a healing environment. This paper focuses on the paradigm of the healing hospital, examines its influence on the care giving process, and details the components in terms of spirituality.
Jean Watson Human Caring Theory Hector Bueno Nurs 403 October 29, 2012 Karen Benjamin RN, MSN Nursing has grown to become the main facilitator in the guidance of peoples’ health plans. Since the time of Florence Nightengale and her environmental theory, many different approaches have been brought upon our nursing environment in order to completely and truly understand the anatomy, physiology, and psychology aspect of the human body through theoretical concepts. Through years, theorists have written guidelines in which have allowed healthcare personnel to follow in order to fully meet a persons’ needs. Theorist have based their beliefs on facts that enables the human body to heal properly, enables for the continuance of an established health care plan, and on facts that lead to the deterioration of the human body and mind. From the understanding of how a person can adapt the human body and mind to a present scenario/situation to Watson’s Human Caring Theory, theories have been the back bone of all nursing education.
Bringing together education and healing was a life-changing experience that made me realize that nursing is my true calling. Traditionally, nurses were viewed as caregivers. In today’s world, image of nursing profession changes as nurses play many other roles such as patient’s advocates, educators, managers, team members, facilitators, and experts. (Zerwekh, 2006). As I read the entries from my reflective journal, I could see how my focus shifted from assisting patient with his basic needs at the beginning of the nursing school to more comprehensive nursing care today.
This paper will discuss the role of caring along with the Benner model’s seven domains and my level of proficiency in each domain. Each level of proficiency will be explored to show my strengths as a professional and also areas that I could improve on as a professional nurse. As a nurse working in a hospice facility, I view caring as the foundational pillar of my successful practice and the basis for my subsequent evolution to an expert nurse. I fully agree with Reed (2010), who says that palliative care is more about a philosophy than a system of nursing care. My philosophy of palliative care rests on two assumptions: (1) patient as a holistic personality and (2) spirituality as an inevitable element of care.
In this essay I will endeavour to show how treatment planning is fundamental in the psychotherapeutic relationship and how I go about setting out a treatment plan. Eric Berne pioneered openness and honesty in the treatment process, inviting his patients into an equal partnership in their healing. Since then, two main guiding principles of Transactional Analysis psychotherapy emerged, the contractual method, and open communication, with the main implications being that both the therapist and the client share responsibility in the treatment planning. Berne (1966) said the real doctor must be orientated primarily towards curing his patients; and be able to plan the treatment, so that at each phase she/he knows what she/he is doing and why! Both clients and therapist benefit from the treatment plan as it helps both to focus and think about the therapy outcomes.
Watson’s caring philosophy is used to guide transformative models of caring and healing practices for nurses, different healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients worldwide. Watson believes that it is possible to read, study, learn, research, teach about the theory, but to truly understand one has to personally experience it. (Sitzman & Watson, 2014). According to Jean Watson health is defined as high level of physical, social and mental functioning. Watson indicates throughout her work that all human beings have inherent needs to participate in caring exchanges, both as giver and receiver and that nursing holds the essence of this fundamental need.
(AONE, 2010) Leadership is not just managing but facilitating. For example a nurse can facilitate the safe discharge of a CHF patient by collaborating with the dietician, the physical therapist, the pharmacist, and the home health nurse. The nurse can pull together the resources to provide education on diet, exercise, and fluid and medication management. This example not only demonstrates a nurse’s core knowledge base but her ability to be patient and family centered. Integrating the contributions of all team members helps to facilitate the patient journey.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING History of Marriage and Family Counseling Counselor Professional Identity Function, and Ethics Dr. Jeff Logue August 9, 2012 Abstract The counseling field has an enriched part of history in area Science and Christianity. The field of Psychology, and Counseling we find that in the same mental group. The counseling field has developed many groups that have response to the needs for mental health and guidance of many individual. All areas of counseling have helped individuals facing progressive milestones in their lives. In this paper you will have a focus on Marriage and Family Counseling or Therapist’s, the break down on its historical and what it contain for the development of the counseling profession.
The theory has undergone evolution for several years, but its root principal remains outstanding. The theory stresses on the concept of humanistic issue of nursing in conjunction to scientific knowledge. She modeled the theory in a way that it clearly brings out the implication and focus to nursing as a different health line of work. She believed that caring is a backing and support of the identity of nurses (Delaune, 2002). She added on that the identity of medicine is that of caring because nurses deal with patients and medicines; the same should describe their character.