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Social Workers, Services and Support

Social workers at the Harry J. Duffy Family Patient and Family Services Program provide expert assistance with the psychological, social, emotional and practical needs of cancer patients and their families.  Our masters-level social workers have expertise in the cancer field and can teach patients and family members how to manage stress and changes that come with cancer.  In addition, social worker-led educational and support group meetings at Johns Hopkins are available.

Our patient-centered teams provide:

  • advice on talking with children and loved ones
  • cancer information and education
  • counseling services for patients, families and friends
  • help with overcoming communication barriers
  • links to support resources
  • navigation through the hospital, health care systems, medical insurance and payment
  • problem-solving skills
  • spiritual guidance through non-denominational chaplaincy
  • support groups
  • temporary housing resources
  • transportation resources
  • ways to manage emotions, pain and fatigue
  • videos, podcasts and magazine news and education
  • volunteer opportunities

Contact a Social Worker

410-955-8934

Weinberg Building, Suite 1210

Educational Videos:

Walking on Eggshells

Walking on Eggshells is a caregiver's guide with practical, real-life direction on what to do and what to say when faced with a potentially life-limiting disease.

 The Fine Print of Cancer


The Fine Print of Cancer is a video series educating patients and caregivers on topics of finances, advanced directives, hospice, caregiving, social security and more.

 

 


 

 

Read Our Blogs
Cancer Matters: timely topics
Our Cancer: for caregivers

 

Chemo School & Virtual Tour

Take our video class to learn about your first steps in receiving chemotherapy Chemo School
Prepare for your first visit with this "walking" tour of our clinical facilities.  Watch the video.
 

Traveling for care?

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Whether crossing the country or the globe, we make it easy to access world-class care at Johns Hopkins.

Maryland 410-955-5222
U.S. 410-955-5222
International +1-410-614-6424

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