Prepared for the Road Ahead: Program Description

A Comprehensive Program for Coping with the Emotional Effects of Chronic and Catastrophic Illness

Prepared for the Road Ahead is a program for individuals recently diagnosed with chronic and catastrophic medical conditions to help them deal with the emotional impact of their diagnosis as a means of being better prepared for making treatment decisions as well as managing their condition in the future.

Prepared for the Road Ahead is focused on emotions, self-image, and spirituality. Components of the program include:

  • Looking Inward — acknowledging and experiencing emotions around the diagnosis, including fear, disappointment, and anger
  • Looking Outward — understanding how the diagnosis affects other people and obtaining needed support
  • Looking Upward — Making a spiritual connection, beginning with the principals of compassion for one’s self and others
  • Looking Forward — Creating a realistic vision for the future and establishing goals

Prepared for the Road Ahead includes:

  • Group and individual counseling services for patients and caregivers
  • Educational workshops and seminars for patients and caregivers
  • Continuing education courses for healthcare professionals

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