The CCSP offers a wide variety of support services for cancer patients including mental health services, cancer genetics counseling, integrative medicine, nutrition counseling, pastoral care, pharmacy and medication consultation, smoking cessation, supportive care, and survivorship programs and services.
Cornucopia House offers free non-clinical cancer support services. Cornucopia House also offers in-home services for people with a high risk of infection or who are too ill to leave their homes.
Project Compassion is a nonprofit organization that creates community and provides innovative support for people living with serious illness.
The REACH (Reaching out to Enhance the Health of Adults in their Communities and Homes) Program is a comprehensive medical service for patients of the UNC Health Care system that have difficulties leaving their homes. The REACH program extends the scope of medical care through the provision of high quality in-home care and the coordination of health care services for medically complex, at-risk adults who reside in personal homes and assisted living communities.
Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House is open to all families with a pediatric patient being treated for a serious illness at the hospital or an affiliated clinic.
SECU Family House provides housing, healing, and hope to families with an adult patient being treated for a critical illness or injury at UNC Hospitals or its affiliated clinics.
Clinicians, patients, and families can request a consult to help resolve ethical issues related to patient care.
The term "acupuncture" describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques. Acupuncture can help treat a number of conditions including fatigue, headaches, and insomnia.
A brochure from Caring Connections that addresses patients likely to benefit from palliative care services and how care is delivered.
Printable handout for patients and families describing palliative care.
Printable handout for patients that describes the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of living with a serious illness.
Printable handout for family members, describes how they can help someone with a serious illness.
Printable booklet for family caregivers that provides tips for end-of-life care and personal care for the caregiver.
Describes the different types of advanced directives and gives a link for NC forms including Living Wills and Health Care Power of Attorney forms. Published by the NC Division of Medical Assistance.