Fostering hope in terminally ill patients.

  title={Fostering hope in terminally ill patients.},
  author={Jenny Buckley and Kaye Ann Herth},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={19 10},
Aim To investigate the meaning of hope, identify strategies that terminally ill patients use in maintaining and fostering hope during the final stage of life, explore changes in hope during the dying trajectory and investigate whether the results of a North American study by Herth ( 1990a ), that explored the meaning of hope and identified strategies to promote it, could be replicated in England. Method A total of 16 adults receiving palliative care took part in the study. Cross-sectional data… CONTINUE READING

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