I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Spirituality Caregiver Support Groups. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Getting in touch with your spirituality may help you better cope with the psychological and emotional effects of cancer. In fact, recent studies by researchers found a striking correlation between good spiritual health and good physical health.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) focuses on the whole-person impact of cancer and how the cancer experience affects people physically and emotionally, as well as spiritually. We recognize that faith often helps carry people through difficult times.
The pastoral care team at CTCA strives to provide a universal umbrella of spiritual support for patients and their family members. We reach across cultures, beliefs, and religious backgrounds to address a broad spectrum of faiths. We work to create an environment where all patients, from any faith, can be strengthened, motivated, and inspired to use spirituality to combat cancer, in conjunction with other cancer treatment modalities.
When you first arrive at CTCA, you will have the opportunity to meet with a member of our pastoral care team. Our chaplains will meet with you privately and/or with you and your family. They will work within your belief system to help you explore ways that spirituality can play a part in your healing. Some patients arrive not interested in spiritual support and later decide to pursue it. Whether or not you decide to seek spiritual support is completely up to you.
Based on your preferences and identify needs, our pastoral care team will incorporate spiritual support into your overall cancer treatment plan. They will consult regularly with physicians and practitioners from other CTCA departments. They also meet as a team several times a week to discuss your needs. Upon your request, once you leave the hospital our chaplains will continue to maintain contact with you over the phone to provide prayer and/or counsel.