For this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources, including the handout titled “Hope: The History, Its Application, and How to Regain It.” Complete the Herth Hope Index. As you complete the index, reflect on what the potential answers to the assessment items might reveal about an individual’s ability to hope when experiencing challenging situations. Then research two articles on the effects of hope on a specific health issue of your choice. Also consider how a patient suffering from the health issue you chose might be able to generate or sustain hope in coping with the health issue. Finally, reflect on the impact hope might have on stress response and the immune response system.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 a brief explanation of the effect hope might have on a health issue of your choice. Then explain how you might help a patient generate or sustain hope in dealing with the health issue. Finally, explain how hope might relate to the stress response and the immune response system. Be specific.

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