Hope: Soothing Suffering

Hope in the medical setting is often reduced to whether a seriously ill person will live or die, or cured of an illness that’s not life-threatening. When cure is not possible, patients want their suffering treated and soothed. Suffering can be complex, caused by many different things. Researchers have discussed that we need to do […]

Hope: More than a Single Thing

  People manage hope and disappointment during life’s ups and downs in very personal ways. Doctors and patients usually place their hopes on a positive medical outcome. This is understandable: a patient wants his cancer to be cured, and a physician wants the patient to be cured. However, in conditions like cancer, when we place […]