Spiritual Care is an integral part of the support services we offer to our oncology families both on the inpatient unit and in the outpatient clinic. Our oncology chaplain is available to meet with patients and their families to help them cope in ways most meaningful to them.
Some families want to pray, while others seek support in wrestling with questions of faith and meaning in the wake of their child’s cancer diagnosis. Others might want to have their child baptized or have a stem cell blessing before a bone marrow transplant.
The chaplain is able to arrange a visit from a priest, rabbi or imam. There is also a weekly Spirituality Group for parents and caregivers on the in-patient unit. An on-call chaplain is available for spiritual support on nights and weekends.