Hospice Care and Hope

2010 October 8

A lot of needless suffering results from the fear that hospice care or palliative care means giving up hope. It is certainly not so.

Palliative care is all about hope – but of realistic hope – hope of achieving a good quality of life, of coming to terms with the disease and the prognosis, of dealing with unfinished business, and so on.

An interesting graphic presentation of this concept was offered by Nancy Hinds at the Fresno conference:

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  1. Neela Pai Dhungat permalink
    December 21, 2011

    This graphic presentation says it all. It is really very painful to tell the patient or relatives that there is no hope. But still HOPE we have to give for a better life and equally dignified death!!

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