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The Cancer Survival Resource Center (CSRC) was created by Charlotte Louise, a long time survivor of oat cell lung and ovarian cancer, to address vital concerns and needs of all patients (for example, the need to speak directly with survivors who know first hand what living with cancer requires). To inspire patients to outlive their prognosis, the CSRC empowers them to take charge of their lives through a broad range of coping and healing approaches. Based on Charlotte Louise's experiences and knowledge gained after her recovery, the CSRC emphasizes practical assistance in a non-judgmental, active working atmosphere. The CSRC offers workshops, private counseling, audiocassette tapes and CDs. The purpose of the Cancer Survival Resource Center is to help patients overcome the shock of diagnosis, learn how to take charge of their recovery, enhance innate healing resources, and develop a positive life-affirming attitude by; (1) Aiding in the assessment of individual needs, (2) Assisting the individual in bring her or his feelings into the open (3) Exploring past and present coping mechanisms (4) Finding and using situational supports (5) Anticipatory planning (6) Furnishing referrals that support implementation of an action plan. Every aid, exercise, and technique offered by the CSRC aims to move patients out of initially passive, dependant states, instilling in them instead a strong determination to participate actively in healing. This, in turn, helps complement medical care from their oncologists and other health professionals. The ultimate objective of the CSRC is for patients to feel confident that they can cope and act independently in resolving cancer-related issues that might arise.
to empower patients through a broad range of coping and healing approaches aimed at moving them from passive dependent states to participate actively in healing to feel confident that they can cope and act independently in resolving cancer-related issues that might arise.
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