As part of our integrative care model, patients at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center (Southwestern) have access to advanced treatment options and evidence-informed supportive therapies. One such therapy offered at our Tulsa hospital is spiritual support, designed to combat depression, angst and stress which may help patients stay strong during treatment. At our Oklahoma hospital, our pastoral care team works with you and your family to restore hope and provide comfort during cancer treatment. By integrating spirituality into their health care experience, patients may develop a sense of empowerment in a cancer care environment conducive to healing.
Patients and their caregivers may be reluctant to raise religious and spiritual concerns with their professional health care providers. At Southwestern, our doctors, clinicians and pastoral care team members encourage and support spiritual communication. By acknowledging the importance of these concerns and addressing them, patients may be better prepared to cope with cancer treatments and focus on hope and healing. Through prayer and counsel, pastors and clergy members offer positive ways to cope with negative feelings and fears, which may help provide a sense of peace during cancer treatment. Our Oklahoma pastoral care team strives to support and encourage your spiritual growth, regardless of your denomination or beliefs.
The spiritual support team at Southwestern in Tulsa believes hope is critical to spiritual healing, and the team of chaplains is committed to addressing each patient’s spiritual needs. Like the other evidence-informed supportive care services offered at our Oklahoma cancer center, spiritual support is integrated into your treatment plan on a voluntary basis to help you cope with cancer, both emotionally and physically.