Hope as a mode of coping in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

  • Timothy S. Kim
  • Published 1989 in
    The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of…


The purpose of this article is to emphasize the role of hope as a mode of coping in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). When taking care of patients with ALS, a rapidly progressing fatal disease which has no known cure or treatment and obscure etiology, the nurse's primary aim is to assist the patient to live as fully as possible within… (More)