May 1, 2014

Solace for the Soul

The fight against cancer requires a variety of tools, and research continues to show that spirituality and religion can play a significant role in patients’  well-being. A review of recent studies and literature related to this aspect of cancer care reflects the physical, mental and emotional benefit of spirituality in patients’ experiences with cancer. Spirituality […]

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November 15, 2013

At Sundown, Spirits Rise

If you’ve ever spent the night in a hospital, or have accompanied a loved one who is staying through the night, you know that there is a distinct shift in the energy of the place when the sun goes down. The noise and shuffle of the day subsides—visitors head home and take the business of […]

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August 20, 2013

Coping with Grief

A cancer diagnosis takes the patient, caregiver and friends and family members into unfamiliar territory. For many, the journey will end with remission; in some cases, patients will live for many years with cancer as a chronic condition, managing the disease with an increasing array of treatment options; and, for some, the journey will ultimately […]

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