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Open Your Heart Through Centering

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Each nursing unit in the new Oakland Medical Center will select a specific “CENTERING Tile" to be installed at the threshold of every individual patient private room. This two-fold process will create …

Each nursing unit in the new Oakland Medical Center will select a specific “CENTERING Tile" to be installed at the threshold of every individual patient private room. This two-fold process will create ownership and commitment to “Centering” self.

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  • 1. Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Caritas Consortium 2013 Open Your Heart Through Centering Caritas in Action How Caring Science informs and inspires KP caregivers and affirms our commitment to provide our patients and their families exceptional care
  • 2. Open Your Heart Through Centering Intent to Contribute Statement: The second part of this project is to have each nursing unit select a 4”x4” ceramic tile for their nursing unit in the new Oakland Medical Center slated to open in June 2014. Their unit specific “CENTERING Tile" will be selected to match their unit décor and will be installed at the threshold of every individual patient private room. This two-fold process will create ownership and commitment to “Centering” self. As we are rolling out this project we are having multiple meeting with the Project Leader for the new OMC hospital to ensure inclusion of the installation of the selected tiles on each of the nursing units. All Service Lines are included in this project. A series of Individual meetings are scheduled with nursing units to review and train the "CENTERING" techniques with the staff, providing opportunities to practice the centering process to set intention. They will have the opportunity to appreciate the calming affects that they experience just by pausing and quietly breathing and how to prepare their hearts for the sacred work they do. Page 2
  • 3. Open Your Heart Through Centering … Continued By pausing in the midst of the chaotic work environment they will be able to re-focus on their patient as an individual human being, practicing ethics of face, to really see the spirit-filled person, the whole being, mind-body-spirit. We must stress the importance of centering since a patient knows in an instant if the nurse is "in the moment" with them or somewhere else. The power of setting one's intention to be authentically presence with every patient, every time guarantees the practice of loving kindness and equanimity, Caritas Process #1 of the Science of Human Caring. Initially we are training all of the frontline caregivers to “CENTER’ to create authentic presence, however it is our hope that all who cross the threshold of any patient room will quietly touch the centering tile and pause to enter this sacred, caring-healing environment. Page 3
  • 4. Open Your Heart Through Centering Inspired Contributor(s) 1 : Esther Kearn-Frolich  -----Service Area: East Bay Medical Center: OAK Affiliation: PCS -----Year Shared: 2013 Venue: Caritas Consortium Format: Poster ID #: W01 (brochure title: Centering to Create an Authentic Heart) 1 Page 4 Names as listed in Lotus Notes, otherwise personal e-mails indicated Keyword TAGs: Identifier  Consortium2013-July, East Bay, Oakland, Poster, Patient Care Services  Education & Staff Dev, Healing Environments, Self Descriptor  Building Design, Centering
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