Improving Care for Veterans - Self Study

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. 

Expert Panelists:

Scott T. Shreve, DO  |  Deborah Grassman, ARNP  |  Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv  |  Paul Tschudi, MA, EdS, LPC  |  Ryan Weller, MSW, LCSW

Chapter 7: Coping with Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at Life’s End: Managing Life Review
Chapter 8: Grief and Traumatic Stress: Conceptualizations and Counseling Services for Veterans
Chapter 9: Forgiveness: A Reckoning Process that Facilitates Peace
Chapter 11: Special Issues in Pain Management
Chapter 17: Serving the Bereavement Needs of Veterans and Their Families

These chapters are from Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death (2013, Hospice Foundation of America). More information can be found at on the The Hospice Foundation of America.