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    Consider how the paradigm of a healing hospital might influence your philosophy of caregiving and write an essay of 500 words that addresses the following:

    1. Describe the components of a healing hospital and their relationship to spirituality.
    2. What are the challenges of creating a healing environment in light of the barriers and complexities of the hospital environment?
    3. Include biblical aspects that support the concept of a healing hospital.

    Prepare this assignment according to the APA style 6th edition guidelines. An abstract is not required.

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    A healing hospital, foundationally, seeks to advocate towards a culture of health improvement rather than focusing on treatment and care as in rescuing the patient. The latter focuses on treating existing symptoms before and after a diagnosis is confirmed.

    A healing hospital usually uses integrative medicine (IM) which is healing-oriented medicine that focuses on the person holistically. The relationship between the doctor/practitioner and the patient is more therapeutic in nature and integrates a number of therapies which nurture the body. In essence, the healing hospital looks at care and prevention simultaneously.

    Caregiving, in a facility such as this, would include a philosophy of wellness and continual care such as learning meditation, tai chi, or practicing yoga. These types of exercises (i.e. therapies) are forms of preventative medicine as with others like massage and chiropractic care. The caregiver would hold to the principles of wellness and care for one's body.

    1. Describe the components of a healing hospital and their relationship to spirituality.

    The components include:
    -Awareness and education
    -Culture of creating your health
    -Understanding Healing
    -Nurturing a ...

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    This solution will assist the student in understanding how spirituality is incorporated in the concept of healing hospitals.