The HOPE Note
A TOOL FOR ADDING INTEGRATIVE
HEALTH CARE TO A ROUTINE OFFICE VISIT
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.