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The Dual Nature of Hope at the End of Life

It is time for a new understanding of how clinicians discuss hope with patients with advanced illness. Traditionally, clinicians do whatever they can to support hope for recovery in their patients. However, many clinicians fear discussing poor prognoses honestly with their patients, families, and caregivers will destroy what we call focused hope, the tangible hope of…

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