Providing Chaplaincy to Oncology Patients & Their Families
Presented by Rev. Tarra Larcena Taylor MDiv BCC
February 16, 2023~ 12pm – 1:30pm Central Time
Overview and Objectives
Many improvements have been made in the Oncology/Hematology field. The word ‘cancer’ still remains a frightening and daunting word and the diagnosis carries a lot of implications for the person as well as their family/caregivers. The pattern of their life is not necessarily linear; there are many ups and downs. There is a process going on inside the person that they cannot control. And for them, cancer becomes a lifelong journey- from the time of diagnosis. Religious coping can be helpful along their journey.
As a result of this webinar, participants will:
1. Be provided an overview of Cancer stages and treatment
2. Discuss spiritual needs of cancer patients and some of the barriers to meeting those needs
3. Explore ways chaplains support cancer patients
NACC Certification Competencies Addressed in this Webinar
PPS2, PPS3, PPS4. PPS6
Rev. Tarra Larcena Taylor, MDiv, BCC is currently a Staff Chaplain for Oncology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital where she has served since 2016. Tarra is an ordained Baptist clergy and board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains. Tarra is member of the Palliative Care in the ICU, Ethics and Cancer Committees. Tarra is a Palliative Care facilitator for 3rd year medical students and has serves as a presenter for Georgetown University’s Biology of Global Health Course for undergraduates. Tarra is a member of the Improving Palliative Care Teamwork (IMPACT) in the ICU Interprofessional Education. Tarra coordinates the bi-annual Oncology Service of Remembrance for family members of Oncology patients.