Veterans Education 


Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death is designed to assist end-of-life care provider organizations and health and human service professionals in enhancing their sensitivities and understanding of veterans and to provide professionals with new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families. Particular attention is placed on veteran generations now aging and most likely to be seen in end-of-life care (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam). In addition to individual interventions, the program also will look organizationally at military benefits and intersections with VA systems. Finally, the program explores the traditions and sensitivities of grieving families and resources that can assist them.
The self-study course video is broken into four (4) sections and there are 5 chapters available from the accompanying course book.

Panelists include:
 Scott T. Shreve, DO, National Director, Hospice of 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 (now retired), The George Washington University, and Vietnam Veteran
 Ryan Weller, MSW, LCSW, Palliative Care Program Manager, Portland VA Medical Center

CLICK HERE to access the course and chapters.



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