People who are newly diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment or post treatment and their significant others are invited to hear Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Chaplain Mark Henson will make a presentation about how being spiritual can help patients cope with their diagnosis and illness at CRMC’s Cancer Support Group on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 12 to 1 p.m.
Rev. Dr. Henson is the spiritual care specialist of CRMC’s Care Management team. He works with other members of the interdisciplinary team to identify and respond to spiritual and emotional needs and is attuned to notice the relational dynamics and ethical principles at play in the clinical and professional setting. He is a full-time Chaplain who has time dedicated to Hospice, Care Center, Palliative Care, Hospital, and also participates in employee support programs and community outreach with local ministerial services.
Also at the group, Cancer Care Navigator Dustine Parks will lead a discussion. The group is an opportunity to share experiences and support one another, to listen and learn. Cancer Support Group meetings are held the third Thursday of each month with a new topic each month. A soup and sandwich lunch is served. There is no cost but those planning to attend should make a reservation by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 218-546-4319.