Event Details

Event Details

Title: Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013    Add to Calendar
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Address: 1600 East Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
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Contact Phone: (573) 815-3888

2½-hour video + ½-hour discussion 


Scott T. Shreve, DO, National Director, Hospice and Palliative Care, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

      Deborah Grassman, ARNP, Author, Lecturer, Consultant, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, Professor of Gerontology, The College of New Rochelle, and Senior Consultant, Hospice Foundation of America

Paul Tschudi, MA, EdS, LPC, Assistant Professor/Director, The George Washington University, and Vietnam veteran

Ryan Weller, MSW, LCSW, Palliative Care Program Manager, Portland VA Medical Center

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the unique components of military culture and experiences;

  • Define Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and indicate ways that PTSD might affect veterans at varied points within the lifecycle;

  • Differentiate the unique experiences and health risks of the following veteran cohorts - WWII, Korea, and Vietnam War military veterans;

  • Discuss different issues that might arise in end-of-life care of veterans such as pain management, trauma and PTSD, and forgiveness;

  • Discuss sensitivities and interventions, such as reminiscence and life review that enhance counseling to veterans and their families.

  • Describe the varied systems of care that might serve veterans at the end of life and discuss the ways that policies and systems could enhance care;

  •   Describe the lessons and insights professionals may glean from caring for veterans that might have general implications for the broader population of non- veterans and end-of-life care.

Continuing Education Credits (CEs) are available. 

Continental Breakfast will be served.

Call BHC Spiritual Care Services (573.815.3888) to register.