A cancer diagnosis is one of the most difficult challenges for any individual
or family to face. As part of RWJBarnabas Health's commitment to treat
cancer with care, our facilities offer counseling for individuals and
families. Many patients benefit from counseling with a trained professional.
Counseling offers patients a safe place to talk about their concerns,
challenges, and experiences. Our facilities also offer pastoral care for
Counseling can be an important compliment to your medical care. Along with
the benefits to psychological wellbeing, studies indicate that social
support, such as professional or group counseling, can positively influence
survival rates. We encourage cancer patients to discuss counseling with
their doctors and nurses, or to call the psychosocial, pastoral or social
work departments at their RWJBarnabas Health facility.
Through the Network's Access Center, clients, referral sources and
employee assistance program members have immediate, toll-free access to
Network services statewide, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Screening
services provide rapid assessment and immediate referrals to professional,
community services, agencies and all Network resources.