CompleteLife Awarded Training Grant in Clinical Oncology Social WorkThe Indiana University Cancer Center’s CompleteLife Program is the recipient of an American Cancer Society training grant in clinical oncology social work.
The grant will support one master’s level student for the 2007 - 2008 academic year. The selected student, Stuart M. Schrader Ph.D, MSW student, will receive a $10,000 stipend and begin his training Aug. 1.
The social work training program at the Indiana University Cancer Center is focused on teaching master’s level social work interns to provide clinical oncology social work services to cancer patients and their families.
“The American Cancer Society’s training grant will afford the CompleteLife program the opportunity to implement a tool which will screen for unmet psycho-social needs within our patient population,”says Jane Powers, LCSW, IU Cancer Center social worker. “This grant will also provide the opportunity to develop programs to address identified, unmet patient needs.”
CompleteLife is an innovative interdisciplinary psycho-oncology program specializing in meeting the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of cancer patients in the Indiana University Cancer Center. For more information about CompleteLife and its comprehensive network of support services, visit http://cancer.iu.edu/completelife.