Open Access Research Article

Fearing the Future: A Call to Teach Hope

Karin Richards*

Department of Kinesiology, University of the Sciences, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: December 18, 2020;  Published Date:January 25, 2021


Evaluation of the level of hope in interprofessional students, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, included: temporality and future; positive readiness and expectancy; and interconnectedness with self and others as well as an overall score of hope. With a total possible score of 48, indicating the maximum level of hope, scores ranged from 30-41. This study identified that while 85% of the participants indicated that had both short and long-term goals, 39% of the participants still felt all alone. Schools cannot neglect the vital component of hope. All higher education healthcare professionals can deviate to developing interventions and curriculum to address hope, specifically the fear of the future and lack of inner strength among our students.

Keywords:Hope, future, fear, alone

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