Veterans

Our mission is to improve the quality of hospice & palliative care for everyone in Louisiana & Mississippi.

VA TASK FORCE

Mission: To enhance and ensure quality end of life care for veterans and the family members enrolled into hospice agencies in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Goals:
1. Educate LMHPCO members on the unique needs of veterans and their families at the end of life;
2. Encourage participation in the We Honor Veterans program;
3. Solidify partnerships with VA facilities and organizations serving veterans throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, so that hospice agencies and their partners may be mutual and supportive resources in providing care at the end of life to veterans.

 

Hospice Nurses, Social Workers & Chaplains can earn up to 4.5 hours of CEUs ABSOLUTELY FREE through a VA grant that the LMHPCO Taskforce received to provide Webinar training in the following areas of hospice patient care:

Moral Injury in Vietnam Veterans
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 (1-2:30PM central)
Facilitator: Chaplain  Paul A Evans, M.Div  (Alexandria VA Health Care System
)

PTSD in Vietnam Veterans
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (1-2:30 PM central)
Facilitator: Elizabeth Nosen, PhD
(G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center
)

Suicide Prevention for Vietnam Veterans 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 (1-2:30 PM central)
Facilitator: Christopher R. L. Parkinson, PhD., ABPP
(Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS)
)

Click Here to Register

Reporting Trauma Informed Care

 Trauma Informed Care

 

Hospice Foundation of America’s: “Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death”

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.

VA  Sessions at recent LMHPCO Conferences:

Helpful Links

 VA Caregiver Toolkit

We Honor Veterans

VA-Hospice Partnership

Louisiana Parish Veterans Service Offices

Mississippi County Veterans Services Offices

VA Burial Benefit

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