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Social Workers

Social workers are available to our patients and their caregivers, from diagnosis through treatment.  Each member of our team is a trained and licensed clinical social worker who provides for the psychological, social, emotional, spiritual, and practical needs that may arise during treatment.

Social workers can assist with:

  • Brief and supportive counseling for patient and families
  • Adjustment to illness
  • Crisis intervention
  • Assessment, stabilization and referral
  • Liaison for community resources
  • End-of-life issues
  • Quality of life issues
  • Family meetings
  • Patient education
  • Mediation
  • Coping skills
  • Communication with healthcare team

Referral information

For a referral to a Moores Cancer Center social worker, ask your doctor or nurse for a referral. Social workers are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, except holidays. Services are free.