Esophageal Cancer Spiritual Support Services
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Our chaplains and pastoral care providers nurture your spiritual well-being and support all aspects of your faith. Learn how our spiritual care team integrates their services throughout your esophageal cancer treatment and recovery.
Spiritual Support for Esophageal Cancer
When faced with an esophageal cancer diagnosis, feelings of despair can occur. To some, spiritual support helps guide them through their journey. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), we believe in providing faith-based support for people who desire it.
During your first visit to our hospital, you have the option of speaking with a chaplain. This visit is not mandatory, but is available to those who request it. The chaplain is also available to speak with your loved ones, either privately or in a group.
Spiritual Support Programs
We offer variety of spiritual support services for our cancer patients, including:
- Individual and group prayer
- Counseling by a faith representative of your choice
- Weekly interfaith worship and communion services
- Communication between our pastoral care team and a family’s spiritual advisors at home
- Patient and caregiver classes focused on healing, faith and life
- Covers of Love – a homemade blanket or quilt given to our treating patients the first time they attend a mid-week worship service
- Taped ministry
- Support with end-of-life issues and decisions
- Baptisms, weddings and funerals
Spiritual support for cancer patients is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our chaplains use sensitivity and compassion to work with you based on your religious beliefs. If at any time we are unable to provide you with the type of spiritual support you need, we will reach out to local clergy to meet with you regarding your faith.
After treatment at CTCA, you have the option of participating in our spiritual outreach program, Our Journey of Hope.
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