Hospice Care and Hope
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: