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MJHS Hospice Presents: The Liberator and the Liberated- 75 Years post WWII

November 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 4:00 pm EST

Purpose: The goal of this webinar is to educate professionals who work with Holocaust survivors, veterans, and other trauma survivors to recognize signs of trauma. Learners will become aware of potential loss of empathy for trauma survivors and will gain practical solutions to self-monitor and improve delivery of person-centered, trauma-informed care. Participants will also become attuned to the narrative of resilience, hope, and meaning as a function of post-traumatic growth to enhance the end-of-life experience.

Why Do I Need to Know This? Over the past number of years that hospice and healthcare providers have learned about post-traumatic stress and its manifestations in patients/families in the care delivery process, there has been little attention or awareness of post-traumatic growth and resilience as a response to significant trauma. This educational program will shed light on this important topic through first-hand accounts of a Holocaust survivor, a Veteran/Liberator, and children of a Liberator. There will also be a didactic session from at noted psychologist and trauma specialist.


  1. Discuss how personal experiences or history of trauma might present in patients
  2. Recognize and prevent the inherent risk in medical settings for unintentional loss of empathy towards trauma survivors
  3. Explore the coexistence of post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) alongside resilience and post-traumatic growth (PTG)
  4. Discuss how the search for meaning influenced the lives of survivors and liberators of WWII

Speaker Names and Titles:
Toby Weiss, MSHRM, OD
AVP of Cultural Diversity
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Pinchas Gutter
Holocaust Survivor

Alan Moskin, Esq
Veteran, Retired Attorney, Vice President on the Board of Trustees of the Holocaust Museum in
Suffern, NY, Peer to Peer Counselor for US veterans and their families

Miriam Schacter, LCSW

Rabbi J. J. Schacter, PhD
Orthodox Rabbi
Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University
Senior Scholar at Center for the Jewish Future at Yeshiva University

Irit Felsen, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Target Audience: Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, and allied health professionals

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Social Workers: Successful completion of a posttest (80% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 4.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses:  The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers:  The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0242.

Individual: Free (includes CE certificate)
Group: Free (includes unlimited CE certificates)

System Requirements for Computers and Mobile Devices:

Toby Weiss, MSHRM, OD; Pinchas Gutter; Alan Moskin, Esq.; Miriam Schacter, LCSW; Rabbi J. J. Schacter, PhD; and Irit Felsen, PhD, have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research, or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

No Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Joyce Palmieri, MS, RN, CHPN
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/




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