To advance the understanding of the spiritual care needs of people with cancer and to develop and implement resources to meet these needs through interdisciplinary collaboration, rigorous research, and evidence-based interventions.
- To stimulate a vibrant discussion of the elements of existential and spiritual distress in cancer patients, from the secular to the religious.
- To encourage integration of chaplains into supportive care teams, and to encourage chaplains to join APOS.
- To share information to providers about how to recognize the nuances of spiritual distress in cancer patients and how to refer to appropriate support.
We Welcome New SIG Members
One of the APOS member benefits is to join the conversation on Groupsite with any of the 10 Special Interest Groups (SIGs). This is a very engaging conversation platform and the Executive Office is happy to help you navigate this platform and help you set up your profile to begin networking.