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    A 7 page paper that responds to diverse questions: difference between patient expectations and hopes; effect of physician's personal and professional values; outcomes of total knee replacement with comments about illness versus diseases; alternatives, like herbs, supplements and practitioners making doctor and hospital a last resort; using SWOT, an adaptive strategy for each; and should concept of organizational life cycles apply to health care organizations. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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    like a wish or desire for a specific something to happen or a desire for something to be true. Hope should be associated with something that is possible or likely  to happen. Oparah (2007) explains that expectation is specific, hope is broad. Heres an example with my own personal physician. Experience has taught me to expect to wait at least  an hour after my appointment time before I see the doctor but I continue to hope that it will be only a few minutes. The hope is possible, there have  been a couple of times when I waited only 15 minutes but in terms of time management, I need to prepare for an hour or so wait. Expectations allow the  person to maintain control of ones life while hope reflects an outlook on life (Shane, 2007; Oparah, 2007). As an example, a person who is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer has  very little chance of surviving. To expect a cure or long-term remission is unreasonable but the patient can hope for that. An excellent example of this is Patrick Swayze who  is determined to live much longer with this cancer than others, such as Michael Landon. The mind is a powerful instrument, he may just do it but such an outcome  is not an expectation based on fact or knowledge, it is based on hope. 2. Clinicians personal and professional values Personal values are involved in any human interaction  because we each hold our own set of values that have developed over time and that are deeply embedded in our personalities. Peppin (2005) commented that doctors were being asked  to be value neutral but such a demand is unrealistic. What is possible from a professional standpoint is for the doctor not to impose her values on the patient (Peppin, 

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