Hodgkin Lymphoma Spiritual Support
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Nurturing Your Spirituality During Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment
Sometimes, a Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis can make you question your faith. Some patients experience feelings of depression, hopelessness or anger.
To help patients and their loved ones cope with the disease, the Pastoral Care Department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) provides a variety of spiritual support services.
When you first arrive at CTCA, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with a chaplain/ spiritual counselor. Whether or not you decide to seek spiritual support during your treatment is completely up to you.
If you decide to meet with a chaplain, he or she will meet with you privately and/or with you and your family. Based upon your preferences and identified needs, your chaplain will work with you to address any barriers to hope and improve your spiritual wellness.
Spiritual Support Services
Throughout your Hodgkin lymphoma treatment, you and/or your loved ones may decide to use any of the following spiritual support services:
- Individual and group prayer
- Weekly interfaith worship services
- Classes that focus on healing, faith and life
- Forgiveness education
- Prayer and counsel before and/or after treatments
- Caregiving classes/support
- Assistance with developing advanced directives and/or living wills
- Telephone consultations with patients/family members
- Interface with your local pastor and church (with your permission)
The pastoral care team will treat you with great sensitivity and respect to your religious background and traditions. If you would be more comfortable seeing clergy from your own faith affiliation, we'll contact local clergy to meet your specific religious needs.
Spiritual support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout your treatment. After leaving CTCA, our spiritual support team is still available by phone and through our spiritual outreach program, Our Journey of Hope®.
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