Cancer can change your whole life. Suddenly, everything is different – your relationships, your outlook on life, your emotions, your daily routine. 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.
I’ve always embraced a more casual style of nursing; my patients have always felt more like friends and family than strangers. I enjoy finding common ground and getting to know their family members.
I am happy to be back in my hometown working with breast cancer patients in the community. I love my job because of the amazing people I encounter every day. I am constantly inspired by their strength and courage.
The Radiation team treats patients with all different types of cancers, so it makes sense that they wouldn’t limit their awareness efforts to just one month. Tracy uses both her personal Facebook page and word of mouth to let all her coworkers know which days they should wear a particular color.