A Burke sponsored support group can help you to better cope and feel less isolated as you make connections with others facing similar challenges. A support can be a valuable resource to help you cope with new medical conditions or major life changes.
What Are Support Groups?
A support group is a group of people who share a common health concern or interest. A support group usually focuses on a specific situation or condition. At Burke our support groups bring together former patients and community members that share a certain issue. Some of Burke's support groups have been formed by community members with the same condition or by someone interested in it, such as a family member. In some cases, support groups are organized by nonprofit organizations. Others are provided by Burke staff that are considered experts in a particular area of healthcare.
Benefits of Support Groups
When you join a support group you'll find people with problems similar to yours. Members of a support group typically share their personal experiences and offer one another emotional comfort and moral support. They may also offer practical advice and tips to help you cope with your situation.
Benefits of Participating in Support Groups:
Please see a list of Burke sponsored support groups on the left hand side of this page.
Whatever medical condition you or a family member may be facing, its nice to know that you don't have to go at it alone.
We encourage you to take advantage of one of the many support groups offered by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.
Sometimes just talking about things with others who understand has immeasurable benefits.