Published on: October 8, 2010

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:

One response to “Hospice Care and Hope”

  1. Neela Pai Dhungat says:

    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!!