Dr. Elizabeth Holman, presented what you need to know about Veteran Psychosocial Issues at the End Of Life. Dr. Holman serves as the palliative care psychologist at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center and an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is joined in her work by Tootsie, a Facility Dog who brings comfort and support to the veterans they serve. She is also an associate of the nonprofit organization Moral Injury of Healthcare.
This webinar discusses:
- Recognize how “battlemind” and other aspects of military culture affect veterans later in life.
- Develop a toolkit of interventions specific to PTSD as it is expressed in the palliative care and hospice setting.
- Differentiate between moral injury and PTSD.
- Tailor hospice and palliative care for veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma.
Brief summary: Veterans’ service can mark not only their bodies but also their minds and hearts. For some Veterans these marks are clear throughout their lives, while for others these echoes of their service can seem to go quiet after their return to civilian life. For many Veterans, though, even these quiet memories seem to speak more when they experience serious illness or are at end of life. How can professionals and volunteers who help care for Veterans better understand the forces that may be at work, recognize their effects, and respond with help and compassion? This webinar is designed to provide basic information about military culture, PTSD, moral injury, and military sexual trauma, how these may appear in Veterans on palliative care and hospice, and how care providers can respond.
Does this webinar provide continuing education credits?
- CEs are not provided.