The diagnosis of a serious illness is a major life-changing event. Upon hearing the diagnosis, a patient, as well as loved ones, may be thrown into a whirlwind of emotions ranging from fear or anger to denial and overwhelming sadness. It is difficult enough to deal with the physical challenges of illness and treatment, but the emotional impact
can be an even greater burden.
Patients and loved ones need a “safe place” where they can share these feelings with other people who truly understand. Our Palliative Care support group is designed to provide a confidential atmosphere where patients can discuss any stress with others experiencing a similar situation.