As a Christian organization we know Spiritual Ministry is an integral component in quality patient care. While advancements in technology allow doctors to operate and correct what is wrong with the physical self, we know that it is God who heals the heart and mind.
Within the last five years there has been increased attention to how the spiritual health of a person affects their physical health. The Beryl Institute, a global organization dedicated to improving patient experience, released a white paper on “The Critical Role of Spirituality in Patient Experience” in December 2015. Jason A. Wolf, PHD and institute president claims that it has become one of the most downloaded papers in the institute's history.*
The article speaks to meeting the needs of the patient and improving the care given by adding a recognition of the humanity involved. The difference this makes for anyone having to deal with fear of the unknown or difficult decisions that have to be made for a loved one actually reflects through the patient satisfaction of the hospital or clinic visit.