Multiple Myeloma Spiritual Support Services
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Spiritual Support for Multiple Myeloma Patients
For faith-based individuals, spiritual well-being is an important part of the multiple myeloma treatment process. The Pastoral Care Department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) provides spiritual support to you and your loved ones throughout your multiple myeloma treatment and recovery.
Spiritual Support Services
When you arrive at CTCA, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with a chaplain/spiritual counselor. Whether or not you decide to seek spiritual support services during your multiple myeloma treatment is 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 loved ones.
Throughout your multiple myeloma treatment, you and/or your loved ones may decide to use any of the following spiritual support services:
- Individual and group prayer
- Counseling by a faith representative of your choice
- 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
If you undergo a stem cell transplant, chaplains can also visit with you and your loved ones beforehand to provide prayer and counsel.
Continuous Support Throughout Your Treatment
The pastoral care team will always treat you with great sensitivity and respect for 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 services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout your multiple myeloma treatment. After leaving CTCA, spiritual support is available by phone and through our spiritual outreach program, Our Journey of Hope®.
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