What can hospitals do to create an environment where clients actually do have freedom of choice? At the ICEA convention Val Lincoln told wondrous stories of an exemplary model of holistic care offered at the Woodwinds Hospital in Minnesota.
Some of the services they offer birthing families:
- Private birthing suites, with soaking tubs and overnight accommodations for a family member
- Healing Arts Therapies
including essential oils, healing touch, guided imagery and healing music
- Waterbirth tub
- Doula support
But that’s not all! In all areas of the hospital, even beyond maternity care, they believe that each patient’s healing process is different, therefore they offer a variety of healing art therapies, including: