Hope has a positive affect on health, along with medicine. (Medicine…
Hope has a positive affect on health, along with medicine.
Medicine accompanied by hope results in an increase of survival.
Buddy Ruck (small cell lung cancer survivor)
He quickly lost 20 pounds and started to hate God. He then found a blog of a 4 year survivor who sparked hope inside him. The doctor told him he could beat it, so he's now helping others.
In his interview Ruck stated, "I believe the power of hope and faith are underestimated in the medical field. I believe some doctors think and act
CA- This is a first hand account, so it's very emotional and biased.
Jane trying to receive her Workman's Compensation
Jane had been fighting her company for a long time and had given up. She was depressed and suicidal, but was convinced to keep mediating and won. Her depression stopped.
Dr. Cridland, author of this article, stated, "What I know is that 'Hope is the best medicine.' Hope is one of the most powerful attitudes, emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and motivators."
CA- Her depression stopped when she won, so it might not have just been hope.
Suzanne Phillips- scientific findings
Jerome Groopman stated , " To hope under the most extreme circumstances is an act of defiance that... permits a person to live his life on his own terms."
A recent study of 146 PTSD veterans were enrolled in a 6 week program. Hope was measured at the beginning, middle, and end of the treatment. Higher levels of hope resulted in reduction of PTSD.
Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it." -Emily Dickinson
CA- Phillips brings no bias into this article, so it is hard to refute.
Graph of Palliative Care
CA- Data was collected in India and the patients were limited.
Patients who went to Palliative care after chemotherapy survived longer.
Medicine accompanied by hope doesn't result in an increase of survival.
I need to find statistics from placebo vs. medicine. (Placebo provides hope.).
I need to find someone arguing the difference between hope and faith and how it affects people.
Conclusion- It is hard to just analyze hope, but most statistics back up the fact that it increases survival rates.