Year: 2003 Source: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, v.10, no.2, (April 2003), p.175-185 SIEC No: 20040054

This article reports on how the therapeutic relationship can be enhanced by utilizing a cognitive behavioural approach when dealing with hopelessness in suicidal people. Following a brief overview of the concept of hope, the theoretical & empirical literature relating to hopelessness are examined. The authors argue that the literature indicates that it is necessary for the practitioner to understand the methods & theoretical underpinnings of hope inspiration. Two case studies are use to further illustrate their case. (94 refs)