The experience of cancer often prompts people to look more deeply for meaning in their lives. A spiritual care provider helps patients and families as they experience times of uncertainty, transition and loss.
A spiritual care provider can:
Create a safe space to address anxieties and fears, and explore both the joy and grief of life and death.
Help you explore your understanding of life and death and draw meaning from your experience.
Visit, listen and offer crisis support, ministry and counselling when you are dealing with illness, loss and end of life issues.
You do not have to be religious to benefit from spiritual care. Spiritual care providers work closely with your cancer care team. To make an appointment contact the spiritual care team at your hospital or talk to a member of your cancer care team. No referral is necessary.