Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute | Psycho-Oncology

The Psycho-Oncology support service provides ongoing complementary care for many patients and families.

The integrative approach emphasizes improving quality of life, appreciating the intimate relationship between disease process and the existential nature of illness and providing care with dignity, integrity and compassion. We have a dedicated service that includes Social Work Services, nutritional consultation, spiritual care and many in the Nursing Department who lead classes and support groups on a monthly basis.

Other activities include:

  • The breast cancer program has created a phone triage service and a referral service that helps provide more support and diagnosis at the time of need.
  • Inpatient and outpatient consultation with the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Collaboration with the Palliative Medicine unit and Palliative Medicine Consult Service providing ongoing Consultation Psychiatry.