Hope in Health

The Socio-Politics of Optimism

  • Alan Petersen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 151-175

About this book


Health professionals have shown a growing interest in the therapeutic value of 'hope' in recent years. However, hope has been examined mainly from psychological and biomedical perspectives. Importantly, Hope in Health explores how hope manifests and is sustained in various arenas of health, medicine and healthcare.


health mortality politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Alan Petersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Monash UniversityUK

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