Psychosocial needs for oncology patients have become far more complex as treatment has shifted to the outpatient area, patients face more treatment choices, and patients and their families bear heavier responsibility for managing their care.
At The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, a dedicated social worker assists cancer patients and their families through their cancer journey. The social worker's primary goal is to provide, strengthen and enrich patient and family coping strategies that can reduce a patient's suffering, help them adhere to prescribed treatments and support their return to health.
Christine Plantier, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
1998 - MSW, University of South Carolina, Columbia
1996 - BS Social Work (BSW), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Certification and License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California Board of Behavioral Sciences, 2011
Certificate of Gerontology, University of South Carolina, 2002
Joined St. Joseph Hospital in 2004, and The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment in 2009
More than 13 years of social work experience specific to health care