Nurse Counselling

 

The Nurse Counselling team provides a range of services in enabling our patients and their significant others to cope psycho-emotionally with their cancer diagnoses and treatment. Our trained oncology nurses assess patients’ psycho-emotional coping and intervene early through distress counseling. We provide a safe haven for patients to unload their distressing thoughts and emotions, and empower patients in improving their overall well-being via the provision of counselling and psycho-education.

 

Our Services

 

Some of the services we provide include:

 

  • Individual face-to-face counselling sessions
  • Psychotherapeutic management of distressing thoughts and emotions associated with cancer diagnoses/treatments, as well as the fortification of one’s strengths and resources
  • Provision of psycho-education for common issues such as sleep difficulties, anxieties and low mood
  • Provision of information and referral to appropriate supportive resources
  • Patient education in helpful self-care strategies
  • Crisis intervention


How Patients Can Benefit

 

The Nurse Counselling team will support patients psycho-emotionally and practically throughout their illness trajectory. From helping one to identify/clarify his/her fears and worries, to keeping one’s anxiety and low mood to tolerable levels, the team aims to assist patients in devising their own personalised solutions to their perceived challenges. By providing evidence-based information and reliable care advice, the team hopes to enable patients in retaining their sense of control and engagement in life-meaningful activities during this stressful chapter of their lives.


Contact Us

 

To make an appointment with our Nurse Counsellor, please ask your Doctor or approach any of our nursing staff in the cancer center for referral. Alternatively, you can contact CancerLine at (+65) 9722 0569 (available Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am to 5.30pm) or email cancerlinenurse@nuhs.edu.sg.



 

 

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