Pastoral Care

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

Roswell Park's End of Life and Bereavement program provides compassionate support for patients who have received a terminal diagnosis, as well as their families.

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 2:19pm

As a nursing student at Jamestown Community College, Michaela Pastorius was assigned to take a lecture class on spirituality. "At the time, I didn't understand, and it all went right over my head,” she says.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 9:38am

Cancer can change your whole life. Suddenly, everything is different – your relationships, your outlook on life, your emotions, your daily routine.

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 12:38pm

Our Director of Pastoral Care may spend her weekdays comforting and supporting patients, families and employees, but on the weekend she has another passion – football!

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 12:00pm
Cal Walker, 61, was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. He recently underwent a bone marrow transplant at Roswell Park and is doing well. But for the next 54 weeks, Cal will be on disability from his job at Cornell University to recover from his illness. While most would consider this a setback, Cal looks at it as a “gift of time,” and he’s determined to use his time wisely.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:27pm

Everyone has a story to tell, and the Life Recorded program at Roswell Park gives patients and loved ones an opportunity to preserve that story for generations to come.

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 2:55pm

When facing a cancer diagnosis, many people turn to their faith to cope. This can be a confusing and difficult time, and religion offers some patients a way to find hope and answers. Spirituality often provides a framework that helps patients make sense of their diagnosis.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 3:44pm

If you listen to National Public Radio, it’s likely you’ve heard about StoryCorps, the non-profit initiative that gives Americans the chance to share their most meaningful stories and life experiences through personal recorded interviews.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 3:17pm

The news of a cancer diagnosis is difficult for patients and their caregivers, so it helps to find ways to cope with the added stress.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 9:12am

One of the main stressors that people and patients may experience around the holidays is the pressure of expectations. There is gift giving, visiting with family, party planning and so on.