The inspiration for the Values in Healthcare programme came from Dadi Janki, the president of The Janki Foundation for Spirituality in Healthcare charity. The Foundation is committed to promoting holistic care, and supports a hospital in Rajasthan, India called the J Watumull Global Hospital and Research Centre. Dadi Janki wanted the charity’s work to include supporting all healthcare practitioners in the UK. Aware of the low morale and burnout amongst those caring for the sick and needy, she felt that a spiritual approach would enable healthcare workers to tackle the challenges and build self-esteem.
A message from the President of The Janki Foundation
In my life, I have learned the value of the life of a human being; and also how important it is to have values in life. Those who have developed the Values in Healthcare programme have experienced for themselves how values work inside us to influence everything around us. The mind has a connection with the body, and the body with the mind. What goes on in the mind has an impact on the body, relationships, and the atmosphere in the world.
When we understand our spiritual identity, we are able to live according to our higher values. The mind becomes full of rich, powerful thoughts, and the heart full of honesty and truth. Then the mind remains well, relationships stay healthy, and the body is given strength. Automatically, we find it easy to co-operate with others and to serve with a generous heart.
In healthcare, patients appreciate such compassion beyond measure. Their healing is accelerated, and the blessings they feel towards those who have served them make all efforts worthwhile.
When higher values, and spirituality, inform our lives, we become happy and fulfilled. Then compassion flows easily and naturally. When there is a lack of contentment, as a result of losing sight of values and spirituality, work becomes dry and burdensome.
As spiritual power accumulates, it is as if nothing can obstruct the experience of pure, elevated feelings towards oneself and others. Then the values that are so valuable in healthcare emerge effortlessly in all our actions and interactions.