Integrating Psychosocial Support into Every Patient’s Care
Adjusting to diagnosis and coping with treatment is difficult for most cancer patients, but those with acute leukemia often face unique challenges.
RPCI offers extensive psychosocial oncology services for leukemia patients, including support at the time of a new diagnosis, psychological assessment, psychotherapy for patients and their families, and a caregiver orientation program for family members of all newly diagnosed leukemia patients.
In addition, RPCI offers leukemia patients a number of services to support them and their families throughout treatment. Patients don’t have the time to prepare or plan for a long hospital stay. Psychosocial Oncology services, while beneficial to many cancer patients, are often essential for those with leukemia.
Psychosocial Oncology Services
- Educational and orientation programs to help patients understand their disease and its treatment
- Assistance in navigating the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), sick leave and disability
- Help with lodging, transportation or language/interpreter needs
- Connections to financial assistance programs and other community resources
- Assistance with advance care planning, palliative care and/or hospice as needed