Pastoral Services Offering clinical chaplains on-site seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Clinical chaplains are members of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team, and are available to help patients and their loved ones cope with the psycho-spiritual and cultural-ethical concerns that may impact one’s beliefs, values, and emotions when facing a diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Guided Meditation Guided meditation promotes spiritual health and stress management and explores development of inner peace. Classes are held in the Duke Cancer Center Quiet Room, Level 0, on Mondays from 12:30 to 1 p.m. For more information or to schedule family sessions, call 919.684.3586.
Recreation Therapy At Duke, recreation therapists help hospitalized patients and their families enjoy and employ their own creativity and personal drive in their fight against cancer. Licensed Recreation Therapists patients and their families in adjusting to their illness,
treatment and hospitalization. Recreation therapy treatment interventions are facilitated in one to one and in group settings and are aimed at maintaining and/or improving functioning and well-being in the physical, social, emotional and cognitive domains. General recreational activities and resources are also offered. For more information, call 919.681.2928 or email at email@example.com.
Pets at Duke Pets at Duke, a service made possible through the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, offers many benefits. Research shows that pet therapy is an effective form of psychotherapy intervention, which reduces stress and depression. Pet therapy also provides a sense of companionship that can combat feelings of isolation. The relaxation and feelings of connection with an animal facilitate healing and rehabilitation. Visits are offered at cancer centers in Durham and Raleigh. To request a visit, call 919.681.2928 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen and Young Adult Oncology Program Our program provides teen and young adult (ages 15 to 29) patients and their families with support and community during diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. We offer specialized medical care, counseling support, peer connection and activity-based groups, both in the medical center and in the community, To learn more, call 919.684.4497.
Concierge The Duke Cancer Center Concierge are available to give you guidance on where to stay, where to eat, entertainment, sporting events and more. We’ve also partnered with several local hotels to give you and your family concierge rates. To learn more, call 919.681.4947.
Patient Navigators Navigators are available before, during and after treatment—making sure you have access to the support you need. Support is available for financial issues, travelling to the center, long-term housing and much more. For more information, call 919.613.6462.