Couple and Family Meetings
Support for communications between family, friends and medical professionals.
In this program you and your family will meet with one of our Masters prepared oncology nurses and each person will be given the opportunity to speak, uninterrupted, about what they are thinking and feeling. This allows each family member to hear each other's worries, concerns and perspective. Often, once the concerns are verbalized, families will find that they are all on the same page.
Cancer Lifeline honors any and all definitions of family. Meetings can be done with partners, family members, groups of friends, neighbors, etc., as long as a minimum of two people are involved.
It is not necessary for the cancer patient to be present.
Families may ask for these meetings to:
- Open lines of communication
- Clarify concerns
- Help family members deal with the impact of cancer and make decisions about treatment
- Learn about community resources
- Learn how to get what is needed from doctors or the health care system
Face-to-face meetings are available to families living or being treated in the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Telephone meetings are available for families living beyond that area.
For more information, call (206) 297-2500 or (800) 255-5505