People cope with the loss of a loved one in different ways. There are many things that can affect the grief process of someone who has lost a loved one to cancer such as:
Grief is the normal process of reacting to the loss. Mourning is the way we show grief in public. The way people mourn is affected by beliefs, religious practices, and cultural customs.
Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Oncology Social Workers are available to help family members and caregivers who are coping with the loss of a loved one. Several community resources are available as well. Please see the resources listed below for more information.
Source: National Cancer Institute - Grief, Bereavement, and Coping With Loss
Cancer can involve significant psychological, social, and economic challenges for patients and their families. How and if these challenges are addressed is an important aspect of a patient’s care plan. The Ridley-Tree Cancer Center employs clinical social workers who provide emotional and practical support for patients, their families, and their friends. Oncology Social Workers can provide advocacy and referrals as well as individual and family counseling services.
Services are available at no cost and are available to anyone in our community, regardless of where they are receiving medical care.
For more information, call (805) 879-5690.
Cancer Support Community Los Angeles - Dealing with Grief and Loss. 59:40 minutes
Between cancer and COVID, we have been surrounded by grief more than ever. Rachel Price and Jennifer Christensen, Clinical Social Workers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center discuss grief and how to build resiliency and cope with that grief.
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