The Spirituality of Cancer Care with Dr. Matthew McCurdy

Spiritual distress may make it harder for patients to cope with cancer and cancer treatment. Health care providers may encourage patients to meet with experienced spiritual or religious leaders to help deal with their spiritual issues. This may improve their health, quality of life, and ability to cope. In this lecture, we will focus on these discussion points:
  • Religious and spiritual values are important to patients coping with cancer.
  • Spirituality and religion may have different meanings.
  • Serious illness, such as cancer, may cause spiritual distress, and may also affect health.
  • Spiritual and religious well-being may help improve quality of life.
  • A spiritual assessment may help medical providers understand the way a person copes with cancer.
  • Medical providers help patients with spiritual needs by listening, setting goals, and planning treatment with the patient’s wishes in mind.
Dr. Matthew McCurdy, MD, PhD
Dec 7 (Th)
12 noon–1 pm
$35 (Includes lunch. Pre-registration is required.)
Matthew McCurdy, MD, PhD is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology and Board Eligible in Integrative Medicine. In addition to offering all of the latest technology and knowledge for patients needing radiation treatments, Dr. McCurdy empowers all cancer patients, whether receiving radiation or not, with integrative medicine throughout their cancer treatment and survivorship. Dr. McCurdy received his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and PhD in Bioengineering at Rice University in Houston as part of a National Institutes of Health-funded dual degree MD/PhD program. He was designated a “Top Doctor” in 2012. Dr. McCurdy has numerous research publications and was awarding the Roentgen Award, Oncologist Award, and numerous scholarships and travel grants for his efforts. Dr. McCurdy practices what he preaches. Formerly an elite triathlete, he competes in marathons competitively, eats a plant-based anti-inflammatory diet, plays the trumpet and piano and sings, and finds purpose in life with his wife and two kids and volunteering in the community.


$35.00 Everyone
$31.50 Seton, Ascension & Providence Associates


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