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GET ME ORIENTED /// CHAPTER 18
Who's Who?
The Chaplain -
A cancer diagnosis often causes spiritual distress, including
questions about the meaning of your existence. The hospital
chaplain can provide non-denominational emotional and
spiritual support to patients, relatives and friends, whether in a
religious framework or not. They can listen to you, pray with you,
perform meaningful services and counsel you. Chaplains may be
professional religious ministers or laypersons specially trained in
pastoral care. They will also have specialist training for working
in a healthcare setting. The chaplain will either round on you
automatically, or you can request visits while you stay. You don't
have to be a practicing believer or be of a certain religion to use
this service.
The Social Worker -
A social worker assists with the social and emotional issues that
arise after a cancer diagnosis. They can help you with practical
needs, like finding resources at the facility you're being treated
at and in the community, and help you navigate health insurance.
They can also run support and educational groups. You will meet
with a social worker at diagnosis to identify how your specific
needs, from school to work to finances, but can request to meet
with one any time.
The Child Life Specialist -
You're not a kid, but trust us, you still need Child Life services!
A Child Life Specialist provides developmentally appropriate
education about your diagnosis and treatments to you and/or the
children in your life including siblings. They will give you tools and
help develop your coping skills to deal with the inevitable physical
and emotional effects of your treatment. They also help AYAs by
providing access to recreational activities and programs. You can
request to meet with the specialist at any point in your treatment.
AYA Nurse Navigator -
This is your cruise director through your cancer journey, available
to you for any and all conversations. We realize that navigating
your cancer treatment can be challenging, especially when you're
trying to balance school, work, and your family all at the same
time. The navigator can answer questions or concerns that may
come up during treatment, communicate with your medical
team on your behalf, and access additional resources through
colleagues and community partners. One particular expertise of
the nurse navigator is coordinating and answering your questions
on fertility preservation.
Cook Children's
Medical Center
AYA Psychologist -
Cancer is a life-altering diagnosis and almost everyone
requires additional support and coping skills to get
through it. A psychologist specializes in helping
you with the emotional and mental impacts of your
cancer treatment. Sometimes, your medical team will
recommend that you meet with a psychologist to ensure
you are getting the support you need to navigate this
often challenge and uncertain journey. You can also ask
to meet with a psychologist, which can feel intimidating,
embarrassing and maybe even strange to you. But
getting this support may be as helpful to your health as
any prescribed medicine. This person can provide tools
for coping with your diagnosis and communicating with
your medical team as well as with your loved ones.
All of the members on your healthcare team regardless
of their role are available to support you and help you
navigate your experience with cancer. You may see
these team members regularly or when needs come up
but you can always ask to meet with any of them. They
will work together and communicate with each other to
ensure that your quality of life is the best that it can be at
diagnosis, throughout treatment and during survivorship.
Below is space to help you keep track of " who's who " .
My medical oncologist is ______________________________
My oncology nurse practitioner/
physician assistant is _________________________________
My radiation oncologist is _____________________________
My surgical oncologist/surgeon is ____________________
My social worker is ___________________________________
My chaplain's is ______________________________________
My child life specialist is _____________________________
My nurse navigator is ________________________________
My psychologist/counselor is _________________________
My care coordinator is ________________________________
My physical therapist is _______________________________
Click here to meet the AYA team at Cook Children's
Medical Center
Click here to meet the Fort Worth AYA Oncology
Coalition team
https://www.cookchildrens.org/services/hematology-oncology/specialty-programs/aya https://fwaya.org/ https://fwaya.org/

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