The Brokering of Hope
ethics, hope, physician-patient relationship, trust
Bioethics and Medical Ethics
Hope is an essential aspect of treatment. The provider of that hope has an ethical responsibility to broker it in such a way that it promotes truthfulness, informed consent, and realistic and appropriate goals. Katherine Brown-Saltzman illustrates how integrating hope, even when there are poor outcomes or at the end-of-life; can nurture a powerful relationship between the patient and clinicians that fosters wellbeing for all.
Brown-Saltzman, Katherine, "The Brokering of Hope" (2023). Current Videos. 56.