Tele-counseling service offered by copewithcancer
As the use of Internet and telecommunications services continues to grow, tele-counseling is often more convenient for patients and care-givers. It may increase patients’ comfort level as they do not have to worry about being visible to the counselor, whether for body image reasons, fears of discrimination or other reasons related to their need for anonymity. They do not have to travel back and forth. It is easily accessible for those who live at far distances or those who might be physically challenged or have child care needs, transportation difficulties, employment conflicts, time constraints etc. Studies show that telephone counseling is very effective. The intention of the counselors is to instill confidence, hope and courage in the minds of patients and the care givers and help them to cope up with the disease.