Aims and Potential Benefits

  1.  Mission statement

To seek to relieve cancer patients, suffering with all types of cancer at any stage, (especially from when doctors cannot help further, to when a hospice may be needed)

2.   Aims and potential benefits (not necessarily what is achieved with each patient)

  • To support medical treatments with other therapies that may enhance effectiveness
  • To guide through the maze of therapies to find what might be best for each individual
  • To alleviate sickness, nausea, joint aches, stomach aches, emotional instability, mental weakness, bio-field problems, sadness, depression, fear, anger, anxiety, shock, and insomnia, ‘blockages’ that may otherwise prevent deeper healing, past and present problems to create future inner harmony, religious and spiritual conflicts – all if needed by the individual
  • To record a CD of the most powerful therapies each person discovers
  • To research and promote positive outcomes

 3.    Religion and spirituality

This section might not apply to patients to whom religion or spirituality is not important.  But some people have a need to discuss such issues.  Some even have fears about them, such as a fear of what may happen after death.  So one of CREATE’s many Program options is to offer support on religious or spiritual matters.

Our therapists do not promote any particular religion or spiritual beliefs – they are neutral.  If you have no beliefs or if your beliefs are private that is perfect. 

However, literature and research shows how a better understanding of religion and spirituality can help some cancer patients

a) significantly cope during the disease process

b) help from diagnosis to subsequent adjustment

Helping the religious or spiritual need may give greater life satisfaction and control, better coping, less pain, less depression, spiritual well-being, less anxiety about death, less state and trait anxiety, decreased severity of symptoms, mood improvement, better decision-making, and enhanced medical outcome. 

‘If physicians feel uncomfortable discussing religious or spiritual issues, there are alternatives.’

References:
Brady MJ, Peterman AH, Fitchett G, Cella D. A case for including spirituality in quality of life measurements in oncology. Psycho-oncology. 1999; 8:417-428

Hamilton DG. Believing in patients’ beliefs: physician attunement to the spiritual dimension as a positive factor in patient healing and health. American Journal of Hospice Palliative Care. 1998; 15:276-279

Jenkins RA, Pargament KI. Religion and spirituality as resources for coping with cancer. Psychosoc Oncol. 1995; 13:51-74