Moores Cancer Center
Patient and Family Resource Center
in San Diego
by Kathleen Lisson
I am fortunate to be able to volunteer at the Patient and Family Resource Center at Moores Cancer Center in San Diego. My role is to provide smiles and support to men and women with a cancer diagnosis as well as their caregivers and loved ones. The Patient and Family Resource center has computers for the patients to find information on their diagnosis and treatment, a wide variety of brochures and booklets as well as flyers and information on lectures, programs and activities. The center also has a free collection of books and magazines on all subjects as well as a lending library of books on cancer and related topics.
A few of my favorite things to do are simple. I can make patients a cup of coffee or tea and be a friendly presence while they sit and relax for a few minutes. I can share a smile with families who make dropping by a part of every visit to Moores. I can help patients find a soft, comfortable hat that fits their style.
I have taken advanced training in Oncology Massage and Exercise Science, but sometimes my most basic skills are what is truly needed during the toughest times. Just giving my full, gentle attention to someone and Being There for them and allowing others to be where they are in that particular moment.
|Moores Cancer Center Lending Library in San Diego|
|Free Books and Magazines for Patients of Moores Cancer Center in San Diego|
You can help! If you have recent magazines, popular books or soft beanie-type hats to donate to the Moores Cancer Center Patient and Family Resource Center, please contact us at 858-822-6152.
Find out more about the Patient and Family Resource Center at Moores Cancer Center in San Diego here: http://cancer.ucsd.edu/coping/resources-education/Pages/patient-family-resource.aspx