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What do you tell families about hopes for the future?

What do you tell families about hopes for the future?

Guy W. Fried, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia

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You always want to leave hope.  You never want to take away hope because hope is reality.  Medicine is changing so fast, robotics are changing so fast, everything is changing so fast in a positive way.  You just can’t look at it ... Show More

You always want to leave hope.  You never want to take away hope because hope is reality.  Medicine is changing so fast, robotics are changing so fast, everything is changing so fast in a positive way.  You just can’t look at it as—well years ago, if someone was HIV positive, you’d say, “Well, you’re dead. You’re gone.”  If someone had Polio, “Well, you’re gone, forget about that.”  These diseases that seem so all encompassing are not so all encompassing. There are solutions out there for the spine injuries, for the brain injuries, for MS, there are solutions for them all, it’s just a matter of finding them.  So, you absolutely need to leave hope.  

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What do you tell families about hopes for the future?

Guy W. Fried, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia

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You always want to leave hope.  You never want to take away hope because hope is reality.  Medicine is changing so fast, robotics are changing so fast, everything is changing so fast in a positive way.  You just can’t look at it as—well years ago, if someone was HIV positive, you’d say, “Well, you’re dead. You’re gone.”  If someone had Polio, “Well, you’re gone, forget about that.”  These diseases that seem so all encompassing are not so all encompassing. There are solutions out there for the spine injuries, for the brain injuries, for MS, there are solutions for them all, it’s just a matter of finding them.  So, you absolutely need to leave hope.  

What do you tell families about hopes for the future?
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