The HOPE Note

A TOOL FOR ADDING INTEGRATIVE
HEALTH CARE TO A ROUTINE OFFICE VISIT

Healing Oriented Practices & Environments

WHAT IS THE HOPE NOTE?

The HOPE note is a tool to elicit the information you need from a patient to better understand their issues beyond the regular medical visit. The HOPE note builds off the SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment, and plan) note that every medical student learns and that you apply every day in practice.

The HOPE note is a patient-guided process designed to identify the patient’s values and goals in their life and for healing. Your role as the physician is to provide the evidence and support to help them meet those goals.

null

PREPARATION

Preventing and managing chronic disease requires considering all aspects of a person’s life—focusing not just on treating disease, but also on promoting health. This requires fully integrating preventive care, complementary care and self-care into the prevention and treatment of disease, illness, and injury. Learn how and how to pay for it.
LEARN MORE
null

HOPE VISIT

HOPE consists of a set of questions geared to evaluate those aspects of a patient’s life that facilitate or detract from healing. The goal is to identify behaviors that support healing and serve as a tool for delivering integrative health care through a routine office visit. Download tools to get you started.
LEARN MORE
null

CONTINUING SUPPORT

After an integrative health visit, the hard work will begin for the patient. You can make it easier by connecting the patient’s priorities and health goals to medical advice, and offering support in implementing the changes. Access resources that will help your patients with making behavior changes.
LEARN MORE