Hope | Psychology homework help

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.

Readings

  • Article: Berg, C. J., Ritschel, L. A., Swan, D. W., An, L. C., & Ahluwalia, J. S. (2011). The role of hope in engaging in healthy behaviors among college students. American Journal of Health Behavior, 35(4), 402–415.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the CINAHL Plus with Full Text database.
  • Article: Bluvol, A., & Ford-Gilboe, M. (2004). Hope, health work and quality of life in families of stroke survivors. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 48(4), 322–332.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the CINAHL Plus with Full Text database.
  • Article: Boyce, B. (n.d.). The secret of success for MBSR. Retrieved from http://mindful.org/in-body-and-mind/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction/the-secret-of-success-for-mbsr  
  • Article: Folkman, S. (2010). Stress, coping, and hope. Psycho-Oncology, 19(9), 901–908.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Article: Gallagher, M. W., & Lopez, S. J. (2009). Positive expectancies and mental health: Identifying the unique contributions of hope and optimism. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 4(6), 548–556.
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  • Article: Lengacher, C. A., Johnson-Mallard, V., Barta, M., Fitzgerald, S., Moscoso, M. S., Post-White, J., …Kip, K. E. (2011). Feasibility of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for early-stage breast cancer survivors. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 29(2), 107–117.
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  • Article: Obayuwana, A. O., Collins, J. L., Carter, A. L., Rao, M. S., Mathura, C. C., & Wilson, S. B. (1982). Hope index scale: An instrument for the objective assessment of hope. Journal of the National Medical Association, 74(8), 761–765.
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  • Handout: Laureate Education, Inc. (2012). Hope: The history, its application, and how to regain it. Unpublished document.
  • Assessment: Herth, K. (1999). Herth Hope Index. Retrieved from http://www.promotingexcellence.org/downloads/measures/herth_hope_index.pdf
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