We are pleased to welcome to our staff adult oncology social worker Stephanie Saman. Her role is to work with adult patients and families and encourage them to become involved in our community of mutual concern and support. She develops and facilitates support groups for all adult patients as well as provides individual counseling where she emphasizes the importance of human relationships.
As part of the care team, she consults and collaborates with physicians, nurses and others to ensure the psychosocial needs of patients are met.
Ms. Saman empowers patients and their families to function optimally throughout the treatment process by assisting them in accessing the health care system and community resources available. She engages the community to cultivate enhanced support and resources for adult patients.
Ms. Saman has a Masters in Social Work from Florida State University and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association of Oncology Social Work.
- compiled by Theresa Edwards Makrush