Health Care Provider Essay

828 Words Apr 5th, 2015 4 Pages
Benchmark Assignment

Grand Canyon University
Spirituality in Health Care
HLT-310V

Benchmark Assignment
Healthcare is forever changing testing professionals to provide excellent care to the communities it serves. Seeing hospitals as healing environments and not as the customary place of curing an illness is an example of a present paradigm shift in health care now. By seeing hospitals as a healing environment instead of the current curing environment can change the way most moral issues and current work conditions are approached, perceived, and managed. Each member in a healing environment has a chance to heal and the responsibility to promote healing through their words, actions, and attitudes. This paper will discuss the three
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As a reminder to health care professionals of why they chose this profession is this strong culture of compassionate care serves. This holist methodology stimulates physical healing and creates a manifesto in which spiritual needs are also met.
Challenges of Creating a Healing Environment
Mixing spirituality with health care is not acknowledged completely without confrontation. The understanding exists about the need of providing a healing environment, however, the challenge of having an empirical approach that is focused on healing the disease, as a standard practice rather than focus on the patient’s individual needs, which increases moral distress to the healthcare provider, in addition to the patient and families. Spirituality plays an important role with the coping process in stress, trauma and illnesses, nonetheless, it is a topic commonly avoided due to fear of discrimination (Ashcraft, Anthony, & Mancuso, 2010). In order for nurses to serve as an instrument to healing they have to be able to meet the patients spiritual needs as well as physical. This can be a challenge to most healthcare providers because they may experience burn out from their work environment causing them to alienate patients. Another barrier for nurses is the lack of knowledge about spirituality in relation to the patients’ needs.
Biblical Aspects
In James 5:14-15 (King James Version), Jesus asks if there are any sick among the crowd and if so to
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