healing hospital: a Daring Paradigm
Consider how the paradigm of a healing hospital might influence your philosophy of caregiving and write an essay of 500-750 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. Jesus was a healer of the whole body (case study of mark 5:25-34, the lady with the issue of blood) In the beginning, faith and healing were integrated. The priest was the healer and the temple or shrine was a place where healing could occur. In the Bible the Hebrew word ?yeshuwah? means both salvation and health. The Greek verb ?sozo? means to save, to heal, and to make whole. St Paul said that God?s plan is ?… to bring all things together under Christ.? We can play a crucial part in this by allowing God to work through us healthcare professionals to reunite medicine and faith because, as God told Moses, ?I am the Lord who heals you?. I believe in the Lord and Savior as our spiritual healer of the whole body( mind, body, and soul.) He wants us to be whole in every area of our life. The hospital is a place of healing and sometimes it takes more than just medicine. The ?peace? of mind has a big influence in the healing process.
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Write a 250-500 word analysis of “Case Study: Fetal Abnormality.” Be sure to address the following questions:
1. Which theory or theories are being used by Jessica, Marco, Maria, and Dr. Wilson to determine the moral status of the fetus? Explain.
2. How does the theory determine or influence each of their recommendation for action?
3. What theory do you agree with? How would the theory determine or influence the recommendation for action.
Case Study: Fetal Abnormality
Jessica is a 30-year-old immigrant from Mexico City. She and her husband Marco have been in the U.S. for the last 3 years and have finally earned enough money to move out of their Aunt Maria?s home and into an apartment of their own. They are both hard workers. Jessica works 50 hours a week at a local restaurant, and Marco has been contracting side jobs in construction. Six months before their move to an apartment, Jessica finds out she is pregnant.
Four months later, Jessica and Marco arrive at the county hospital, a large, public, nonteaching hospital. A preliminary ultrasound indicates a possible abnormality with the fetus. Further scans are conducted and it is determined that the fetus has a rare condition in which it has not developed any arms, and will not likely develop them. There is also a 25% chance that the fetus may have Down syndrome.
Dr. Wilson, the primary attending physician is seeing Jessica for the first time, since she and Marco did not receive earlier prenatal care over concerns about finances. Marco insists that Dr. Wilson refrain from telling Jessica the scan results, assuring him that he will tell his wife himself when she is emotionally ready for the news. While Marco and Dr. Wilson are talking in another room, Aunt Maria walks into the room with a distressed look on her face. She can tell that something is wrong and inquires of Dr. Wilson. After hearing of the diagnosis, she walks out of the room wailing loudly and praying out loud.
Marco and Dr. Wilson continue their discussion, and Dr. Wilson insists that he has an obligation to Jessica as his patient and that she has a right to know the diagnosis of the fetus. He furthermore is intent on discussing all relevant factors and options regarding the next step, including abortion. Marco insists on taking some time to think of how to break the news to Jessica, but Dr. Wilson, frustrated with the direction of the conversation, informs the husband that such a choice is not his to make. Dr. Wilson proceeds back across the hall, where he walks in on Aunt Maria awkwardly praying with Jessica and phoning the priest. At that point, Dr. Wilson gently but briefly informs Jessica of the diagnosis, and lays out the option for abortion as a responsible medical alternative, given the quality of life such a child would have. Jessica looks at him and struggles to hold back her tears.
1. Jessica is torn between her hopes of a better socioeconomic position and increased independence, along with her conviction that all life is sacred. Marco will support Jessica in whatever decision she makes, but is finding it difficult to not view the pregnancy and the prospects of a disabled child as a burden and a barrier to their economic security and plans. Dr. Wilson lays out all of the options but clearly makes his view known that abortion is ?scientifically? and medically a wise choice in this situation. Aunt Maria pleads with Jessica to follow through with the pregnancy and allow what ?God intends? to take place, and urges Jessica to think of her responsibility as a mother. This is a difficult decision; I think that I would continue the pregnancy and stand on the promises of the Lord in that He will supply all of my needs according to His riches and glory and His Blessing will add no sorrow.
2. Personhood Chart
3. This chart contains a grid for different philosophical anthropologies that answer the question of personhood.
4. Complete the following chart in the context of defining what it means to be human according to Christianity, Materialism, and your own Personal View. Refer to the assigned reading for explanation of characteristics listed on the left.
healing hospital: a Daring Paradigm