Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Spiritual Support

The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center recognizes the importance of religion and spirituality to many of our patients. Spiritual care can bring comfort, well-being, and meaning during times of stress and illness. The Department of Chaplain Services provides interfaith support for patients, families, and caregivers. 

Our chaplains are part of the cancer care team and are available to patients by phone, by appointment, and while they are in the hospital. 

How Can Chaplain Services Help?

The Chaplain Services team is part of the cancer care team, so patients don’t need a physician or nurse referral to meet with them. 

If patients, caregivers, or family members answer yes to any of the questions below, they should consider making an appointment with Chaplain Services:

  • Does the patient want to maintain spiritual well-being through prayer, meditation, or ritual practice?
  • Does the patient want help dealing with difficult issues?
  • Is the patient having trouble coping with losses?
  • Does the patient want help renewing strength and hope?
  • Does the patient want help talking with family, children, or friends about cancer?
  • Would the patient like help with advance directives?
  • Is there a caregiver who needs support?
  • Does the caregiver feel like there is lots of support for the family member with cancer but none for himself or herself?

For more information or an appointment with Chaplain Services, please call us at 214-645-HOPE (4673).