Liver 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 liver cancer treatment and recovery.
Spiritual Support for Liver Cancer
For faith-based individuals, spiritual support is a fundamental aspect of their treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Sometimes, a cancer diagnosis can trigger a crisis of faith. At CTCA, we recognize that faith often helps carry people through difficult times.
We strive to provide universal spiritual support for cancer patients and their family members. We reach across cultures, beliefs, and religious backgrounds so that all patients, from any faith, can be strengthened, motivated and inspired to use spirituality to cope with cancer. In addition, our spiritual care team works in conjunction with your other cancer clinicians.
Getting in touch with your spirituality may help you better cope with the psychological and emotional effects of cancer. In fact, recent studies by researchers found a striking correlation between good spiritual health and good physical health.
Spiritual Support Programs
If you are interested, our pastoral care team can work with you and your family to support all aspects of your faith throughout your liver cancer treatment and recovery. If the on-staff chaplain is unable to assist you, we will contact local clergy to meet your specific religious needs.
If requested, a member of our pastoral care team will meet with you within the first 48 hours of your first visit to the hospital. The purpose of this visit is to develop a relationship with you and learn about your spiritual needs and issues. New patients may also attend a group orientation session, which reviews the role of spiritual care in your treatment. We also offer handouts that describe the spiritual support services available to you and your family.
Throughout your liver cancer treatment and recovery, our chaplains nurture your spiritual well-being and support all aspects of your faith. Spiritual support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
CTCA integrates spiritual care into a liver cancer patient’s overall treatment in a variety of ways:
- 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
Chaplains can also visit with you before surgery to provide prayer and counsel. Caregivers and family members may also talk with them. In addition, other clinicians, including physicians and nurses, often pray with patients as part of the care they provide.
After leaving CTCA, spiritual support is still available by phone and through our spiritual outreach program, Our Journey of Hope.
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