Colorectal Cancer Spiritual Support Services
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Spiritual support services at CTCA hospitals help cancer patients cope throughout their treatment. Listen to some of our chaplains talk about spiritual counseling and other faith-based services we offer to patients and their families.
Spiritual Support for Colorectal Cancer
For many people, faith plays an important role in their cancer journey. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), we understand this. We offer an extensive spiritual support program in each of our hospitals. As a colorectal cancer patient at CTCA, you will have the option of integrating spiritual counseling and support into your treatment.
Spiritual Support Services
Our pastoral care team tends to the spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Among the many services you’ll find in our hospitals are:
- Spiritual counseling by a faith representative of your choice
- Individual and group prayer
- Weekly interfaith worship and communion services
- Classes focused on healing, faith and life
- Assistance with developing advanced directives and/or living wills
- Family consultations, in-person or by phone
- Communication with your local pastor and church (per your permission)
- Baptisms and other sacraments
Continuous Support for Colorectal Cancer
If you decide to make spiritual support services part of your colorectal cancer treatment plan, our chaplains will nurture your spiritual health as you undergo treatment. We’ll help you and your caregiver:
- Find a sense of peace within, as well as strength
- Face spiritual challenges
- Deal with issues such as suffering, grief, despair, guilt, fear, and anger
You can meet with a chaplain or other pastoral care provider in person, as regularly as you’d like. You can also receive spiritual counseling and prayer over the phone, even when you return home. If you undergo colorectal cancer surgery, a chaplain can also visit with you and your family before your procedure to pray and offer counsel.
Throughout your entire cancer journey, our pastoral care team provides cancer support for cancer patients and their families will serve as a constant source of inspiration and hope.
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