Dr. Qwynn Galloway-Salazar and Dr. Brandon Varilek , presented on the current research of women Veterans at the end-of-life. During the session, we will discuss the unique challenges women Veterans face and why having these conversations are important. They will share their insights and experiences working with women Veterans and highlight the latest research on this important topic.
Dr. Qwynn Galloway-Salazar, Army Veteran and End-of-Life Doula, Educator, and Founder of In Their Honor, LLC.
Throughout more than two decades of dedication to enhancing the quality of life and well-being of our Nation’s Military and Veterans, Dr. Qwynn Galloway-Salazar has acquired a deep understanding of how military experiences can have long-term impacts on one’s life and the lives of loved ones. Qwynn’s passion for serving those who have served their country is reflected in her work. She deeply understands the unique needs and challenges that Veterans face as they approach the end of their lives, and she is committed to raising awareness and implementing initiatives to address these issues. In addition to her work as an end-of-life doula and advocate, Dr. Qwynn Galloway-Salazar serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the Minority Veterans of America and sits on the Advisory Board of the Veterans Studies Association. Additionally, her research interest includes the visibility of Women Veterans and story collecting.
Dr. Brandon Varilek, Assistant Professor at the South Dakota State University (SDSU) College of Nursing in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Dr. Brandon Varilek is 1 of 16 nurses in the state that holds the certification in hospice and palliative nursing. Prior to his role as an assistant professor, he worked as a bedside nurse on the cardiopulmonary acute step-down unit and then as a kidney/pancreas/liver transplant coordinator. Brandon is an active researcher in the pursuit of addressing health disparities and health equity, social determinants of health, and developing and implementing innovative early palliative care interventions for persons living in rural and frontier communities. Early in Brandon’s tenure-track journey, he was searching for articles related to female Veterans and palliative care and was surprised at the dearth of available literature. This led to the writing and publishing of a scoping review of female Veteran use of palliative care that was published in Military Medicine.
Does this webinar provide continuing education credits?
- CEs are not provided.