Patient/Family Resources

Supportive Resources

Comprehensive Cancer Support Center (CCSP)

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

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

Project Compassion is a nonprofit organization that creates community and provides innovative support for people living with serious illness.

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

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.

UNC Ethics Clinical Consult Service

Clinicians, patients, and families can request a consult to help resolve ethical issues related to patient care.

UNC Family Medicine Center Acupuncture Clinic

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.

Informational Resources

How Can Palliative Care Help Me?

A brochure from Caring Connections that addresses patients likely to benefit from palliative care services and how care is delivered.

What Should You Know about Palliative Care?

Printable handout for patients and families describing palliative care.

Living with a Serious Illness

Printable handout for patients that describes the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of living with a serious illness.

When Someone You Care About is Seriously Ill

Printable handout for family members, describes how they can help someone with a serious illness.

End-of-Life Caregiving

Printable booklet for family caregivers that provides tips for end-of-life care and personal care for the caregiver.

Medical Care Decisions and Advance Directives: What You Should Know

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.