Cancer Education Center

Cancer Education Center tries to do perform a role in as well-being navigator improving quality of life for cancer patients through providing appropriate information,educational, psychosocial support and counseling. Cancer Education Center is operating aimed at providing reliable cancer information on scientific basis, education materials angled towards cancer patients and education program to increase treatment’s effectiveness and to support healthy living.

Main Services

1. Providing Best Cancer Information Services

  • We provide materials collected by clippings from major daily newspapers, magazines and monitoring major broadcasting programs in terms of cancer.
  • We provide books containing cancer information for public reading.
  • We provide video clips related to cancer for public watching.

2. Developing Cancer Education Contents

  • We develop and provide education contents related to cancer in accordance with specific target and age such as patients, family of patients and local communities etc.
  • We provide free booklet and leaflet on information of various cancer and life guide after taking treatment.

3. Providing Comprehensive Cancer Education Programs for patients and family of patients.

We try to maximize the effect of treatments and improve the quality of life by implementing group education to provide the appropriate information and psychosocial support so that we can make patients and their families adapt to cancer and deal with treatments.

  • Education Programs is divided into 3 types of Categories 1st, Education to understand treatments, 2nd, to manage symptoms, and 3rd, to psychosocial support.
    This program is operating by talent donation from experts and volunteers in each field.
  • The Programs are open free to someone who is patient or family member of patient visiting Samsung Medical Center.

4. Nurse Specialist Counseling Service

  • Oncology nurse specialist directly provides personalized care education related to cancer.
  • Available counseling topics are such things as 7 items to know when you are diagnosed with cancer, 7 items to know when you start to treat cancer, Personal grooming for cancer patient(Hair loss, Skin Changes, External Breast Prosthesis), Distress Management, Life guide after receiving cancer treatments, and Symptom Management etc.

Strong Point

We provide the information, education and counseling services in terms of various health problems incurred during journey of cancer treatments.

  • We promote the improvement of quality of life through psychosocial support for cancer patients.
  • We provide the information, education and counseling services for health care after receiving cancer treatments.
  • We provide the helpful information, education and counseling services not only for cancer patients but family member of patients.
  • We provide the information and education which are suitable for journey of personal treatment.

A Recent Study on Quality of Life aimed at Cancer Patients in Cancer Education Center

A Study on Evaluation of Education Program in Cancer Education Center

  • A Survey Study on Distress aimed at First Visit Outpatients
  • A Study on Evaluating the Effect of Ultra-Moisturizing Cream to reduce skin dryness caused by Anti-cancer Treatments aimed at Breast Cancer Patients :
    Intervention for Randomized Controlled Trials Objectives
  • A Survey Study on Quality of Life aimed at Lymphoma Patients
  • A Survey Study on Quality of Life aimed at Multiple Myeloma Patients
  • A Survey Study on Sexual Life aimed at Bone Marrow Transplantation Patients
  • A Survey Study on Wearable Device Reinforcing Effect aimed at Breast Cancer Patients : Intervention for Randomized Controlled Trials Objectives
  • A Study on Evaluation of Education Program Effect to improve Body Image and Self-Esteem aimed at Breast Cancer Patients
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Patients' Rights and Responsibilities

Patients' Rights

1. Right to receive medical care

Patients have the right to receive proper medical and nursing services for their Health Protection and Promotion and they will not be discriminated for gender, age, religion, status, nationality, language, race, or physical/mental/financial circumstances nor be violated of their health. Medical team may not deny medical care without justifiable reason.

2. Right to be informed & autonomous decision

Patients have the right to receive be well-informed and to inquire in detail about the treating physician’s specialty, status of their disease, purpose of the treatment, treatment plan, method, expected results and side effects of the treatment, discharge plan, medical cost, whether or not they are a subject to medical research, organ transplant/donation and etc, and to decide whether to give consent. Patients may stop or deny specific treatment or planned medical care within the ethical guideline and may decide on an alternative treatment.

3. Right to have confidentiality

Patients will not be violated of their rights to confidentiality regarding their physical/health status and privacy. Medical team and facility may not reveal or announce patient’s confidential information, including personal information, unless patient has gives consent or specified in the law, such as criminal investigation.

4. Right to request for consultation and mediation

Patients may request for consultation and mediation from an internal or external agency (Korea Consumer Agency, Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency) in the event of any medical dispute.

5. Right to be respected of values or beliefs

Patients will not be discriminated for their culture, religious values or beliefs, and their rights will not be violated.

6. Right to be physically protected and to have stability of mind and bod

Patients have the right to be protected from possible danger in the hospital and to have the stability of mind and body.

Patients’Responsibilities

1. Responsible to trust and respect the medical team

Patients must accurately inform the medical team of their health condition, trust and respect the medical team’s treatment plan. Patients may be responsible for consequences which results from not following the instruction.

2. Responsible to not use dishonest method for medical treatment

Patients must reveal their identity before receiving any medical care and must not use false or dishonest method, such as receiving medical case under disguised ownership.

3. Responsible to abide by all hospital regulations

Patients must abide by all hospital regulations, respect hospital staff and other patients, and earnestly fulfill the financial obligation to the hospital.