Opportunities for personal growth

Reframing hope

The definition of “hope” changes in palliative care settings. Hoping for a cure may give way to hope for comfort, safety and a peaceful death.

You can also reframe hope for yourself as:

  • A death where pain and other symptoms are well controlled.

  • Working well with your partner to ensure quality care.

  • A situation where families are included as part of the care team.

  • A peaceful and calm environment.