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a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as optimism that is personally satisfying and life-supporting. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.
An abbreviation for a number of clinical trials:
Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation
Hospital Outcomes Project for the Elderly
Hypertensive Old People in Edinburgh study
Use of the HEPACOAT™ Bx Velocity Stent and an Antithrombotic Regimen of Aspirin Alone


Cardiology A randomized, multicenter, multinational trial–Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation–which found that ramipril/Altace®, an ACE inhibitor, in ↓ mortality in Pts with heart failure. See Calgary-HOPE.


The expectation that something desired will occur. One of the bases of professional health care is encouraging and supporting the presence of hope while providing accurate information and realistic reassurance.

Patient discussion about hope

Q. my wife is pregnant !!! i am so excited ! this is the first time out of many i hope !!! but i have concerns that i would like to share with the community here ... i am afraid of being a bad father , i am afraid i won't know how to be a father ... where do u start ... how do i support my wife after the though experince ... how do i take care of the child ... a lot of things a re running through my mind with no answer ,can any one help me to calm down ????

A. you won't be a perfect father but you'll try to be. that's what's important. thousands of years of evolution gave you the basics. you'll be fine :)

Q. Hey Guys !! how are you all? i hope you feel fine because weekend is coming !!!! you all out there have a splendid time and the most important thing is to be healthy ! so take care and have a great weekend ! love you all !!!

A. thanks macboy. I hope you have a great weekend as well.

Q. Hello Community ! great weekend head of us , i hope everyone is feeling great and they are healthy and let us all have a great weekend , and a safe weekend ! Take Care !

A. thanks you too. take care and be safe.

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It would seem that a massive disabusing of false hopes and expectations is necessary to get people to face up to the reality that their golden years may turn out to be merely gold-plated.
Restructuring could only be providing false hope for people remaining in a community when there is no future, he said.
He said: "I believe they are selling false hope to those who are frightened of dying - taking advantage of vulnerable people.
It gives false hope to the people making families as indolent citizens, he said in his privilege speech.
The Schumacher family are suing the publication Bunte, saying they had "misled" the driver's fans and given false hope to those who love him.
But it offers hope - an expectation we hope doesn't prove to be false hope.
He claims the Government's flagship scheme, known as Portas Pilots, was giving false hope.
I empathise with the issues they are facing and while I do not want to give false hope by making promises in relation to reviews of provision of assistance, which is a matter for the Department of Work and Pensions, I have agreed to relay their ongoing concerns to the pensions minister, Steve Webb, and to continue discussions on the matter.
The son of Bob Morton, whose father is actively supporting the SOS bid, said: "I don't want to get carried away, nor give anyone else false hope, but the political support is significant, and you have to credit what Ricky [Holloway] and Barrie [Clegg] have done.
David Holloway, Alan Winstanley and Tom Evans fired Dyrny into a 3-0 lead before two quickfire strikes from Jason Jones and Carwyn Williams gave the hosts false hope.
Did they only borrow that machine for the benefit of giving us all false hope and impressing us?