Psychosocial and Spiritual Resources Program, Cross Cancer Centre
Psychological, spiritual and social problems are a common experience among individuals diagnosed with cancer. This program offers specialized psychological and emotional support by interdisciplinary professionals to patients and their families. It is an integral part of cancer care, working closely with other medical and allied professionals.
Most people experience difficulties when faced with a cancer diagnosis. Symptoms of the illness and treatments can bring changes in lifestyle and the way people feel about themselves. This may, in time, cause changes in mood and lead to anxiety or depression.
This service offers support by helping cope with some of the common reactions to a diagnosis of cancer:
- loss of control;
- talking to family members especially children about the cancer exerience.
Cancer patients and their family members may also experience social problems, such as problems with medical coverage, financial concers, and other pratical issues that cancer care Social Workers can assist with.
The cancer experience may also challenge ones Spirituality. We have a Spiritual Care Service Provider available for cancer patients and family members who face this challenge.
The Psychosocial and Spiritual Resources Program, offers services in the following areas:
Cancer care Psychologists, Social Workers, Spiritual Care Service Provider and Art Therapist are part of the support team and routinely communicate with other team members and relevant health professionals who are all bound by the Alberta Health Services Oath of Confidentiality. Information is only shared when absolutely necessary. Consent to release information outside of the service will be required in writing.
Cross Cancer Institute
11560 University Avenue
Washrooms are wheelchair accessible. Handicapped parking stalls. Ramps are available to access the hospital and there is designated parking around the parameter for appropriately designated handicapped vehicles.
Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) buses stop at U of A Transit Centre in front of HUB Mall. Phone 780-496-1611 for service schedule. Transit maps are available at the front reception desk or visit the ETS website http://www.edmonton.ca
This service is not available to everyone. Call for more information.
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