“This is a great way to connect with people, especially right now, when I feel like connecting with people is difficult. We’re not meeting too many strangers right now during COVID-19. It allows individuals to really express themselves.”
“The overall enjoyment of life.” This is how the National Cancer Institute defines quality of life. But when you are a cancer patient and you are in pain, afraid, worried about your family and finances, or unable to do the things that make you happy, can you really enjoy life?
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.
"We want patients to know that we're here not only for people of many faith traditions but also those who express their spirituality in a variety of other ways."
Spiritual care, regardless of your belief system, can be a powerful tool in helping you cope with the disease in a healthy and positive way. Here at Roswell Park, we have four full-time chaplains who provide meaningful support to our patients, their families and our staff.
If you’re a cancer patient, those magical moments can be interrupted by a hospital stay or times when you’re not feeling well. That’s why Roswell Park’s Spiritual Care Department created the Read to Me program.
Life Recorded gives you the opportunity to be the star of a 40-minute audio or video recording — free of charge.