Religious and Spiritual Support for Cancer Patients and Loved Ones
The chaplains at Loyola Medicine’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center use their experienced understanding of cancer to help patients and families explore the questions and emotions that may surface during treatment. Their goal is to connect with you and your loved ones to understand your needs with compassion and objectivity.
What Does a Chaplain Do?
As part of the oncology team, chaplains often act as consultants to your cancer team, relating the significance of your specific religious or spiritual needs and how that might affect your illness and recovery. Chaplains can be liaisons between patients and medical staff, facilitating ethical and family consults and communicating thoughts and educational needs that may be difficult to voice.
Loyola chaplains are on call at the hospital to listen and provide spiritual support through the ups and downs of cancer diagnosis and treatment. They are available to encourage a spiritual framework for you and your family as you navigate your diagnosis and treatment. Whatever your beliefs are, our chaplains can help you look to your faith as a source of strength, hope and peace.
Religious Services at Loyola Medicine
For patients in the high dose therapy unit or the day hospital, Catholic Mass is available from Sunday through Friday on Channel 4 at 12:00 pm. Taped Protestant worship services are available every Sunday at 11:30 am on Channel 4.