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How to help patients, families and carers find hope in a crisis

Constructive hope could help nurses respond appropriately when someone is seriously ill

Constructive hope could help nurses respond appropriately when someone is seriously ill

According to the Cambridge Dictionary , the word ‘hope’, is ‘something good that you want to happen in the future, or a confident feeling about what will happen in the future’.

An understanding of what role hope plays in protecting us all in times of crisis could help nurses and all healthcare professionals respond accurately and appropriately to a patient’s need for help.

Yet grasping the concept of hope can be difficult. Hope defies a complete definition and is influenced by many variables, including life events, age, culture, ethnicity and gender, to name

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