When you are getting care at the Intermountain Bone Marrow Transplant program at LDS Hospital, it's important that you:
- Understand the process.
- Have a chance to get all your questions answered.
- Have access to the day-to-day services that you need.
You will be given a patient/family education book to provide you with resources for your stay here in Salt Lake City. It is important that the patient and family members be comfortable and confident with the staff and care they will be receiving so energy can be focused on getting well. We encourage a team approach and feel that our program is small enough to provide intimate care for each patient, yet large enough to incorporate state-of-the-art patient care with the newest in clinical treatments.
Social workers are trained to help patients and their families adjust to illness, and to the ups and downs of treatment and role changes within the family or marriage. They can also help the patient and family function as best they can in very difficult and stressful times.
During the patient evaluation, you will meet with a social worker that will help identify a support system and identify successful coping mechanisms for each individual. Social work will share with you resources that are available for both patients and caregivers during both the inpatient and outpatient stay. They will help educate patients and families about the psychosocial issues that surround medical care and be an advocate for communication to the transplant team.
Social workers are also available for follow-up grief counseling for families who have lost a loved one, and for funeral and end-of-life planning. There are also many denominational spiritual services available.
To request information, ask questions, or learn more about the program, please contact us:
Intermountain Bone Marrow Transplant
8th Avenue C Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84143
Phone: (801) 408-3729
Fax: (801) 408-8453
Monday through Friday - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (801) 408-1262