Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Spiritual Support Services
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Spiritual Support for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients
Sometimes, a non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) diagnosis can make you question your faith. Some NHL patients experience feelings of depression, hopelessness or anger. Spiritual support can help you use your belief system to cope with the disease.
The Pastoral Care Department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) provides spiritual support services to you and your loved ones throughout your NHL treatment and recovery.
When you first arrive at CTCA, you will 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 on your preferences and identified needs, your chaplain will work with you to address any barriers to hope and improve your spiritual wellness.
Spiritual Support for You and Your Loved Ones
Throughout your non-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)
Continuous Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Support
The pastoral care team will always treat you with great sensitivity and respect your religious background and traditions. If you would be more comfortable seeing clergy from your own faith affiliation, we will contact local clergy to meet your specific religious needs.
Spiritual support services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout your treatment. After leaving CTCA, spiritual support is still available by phone and through our spiritual outreach program, Our Journey of Hope®.
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