During the treatment process there are many aspects of a patient’s life that will be affected. The areas affected may include physical, emotional, and financial. There are people and services to help with adjusting to these changes and to help provide assistance. At Nebraska Medicine, we have master level medical social workers available to meet and discuss resources and also assist in the adjustments that need to be made.
The Brain and Spine Cancer Center has a brain tumor education and support group to provide support and knowledge for brain tumor patients and their families. Sessions may include information, resources, or expert speakers on various relevant topics. Participants are encouraged to talk and share their experiences and struggles and to celebrate their success.
The brain tumor education and support group meets on select Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Meal and socializing at 5 p.m. Presentation and group discussion from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
The support group meets on Nebraska Medicine campus, University Tower, Third Floor, Private Dining Rooms.
During treatment time at Nebraska Medicine patients may find they are in need of spiritual support and prayer. Pastoral Care can provide sacrament and ritual to patients and their families as well as assistance contacting community congregations and faith groups. Pastoral Care can be reached by phone at 402-552-3219.