As the community nurse how would you go about implementing the theory of hope? And how would this theory change as the patient declines?

Interesting article, Joseph (2015) talks about theories that promote positive psychology. One of the theory is hope and uses the Harry Potter series to emphasize his point. The theory of hope by “Magyar-Moe and Lopez (2015) illustrate the importance of hope in fueling the good life through the perspective of hope theory” When receiving a diagnosis of lung cancer or any life altering diagnosis there is always hope. As the community nurse how would you go about implementing the theory of hope? And how would this theory change as the patient declines?

Dr. Diane Sokolowski

Reference

Joseph, S. (2015). Positive psychology in practice: promoting human flourishing in work, health, education, and everyday life. Hobenken, NJ: John Wiley &Sons Inc.