We Honor Veterans continues to build and expand on initiatives in collaboration with the Veterans Health Administration to engage hospices in delivering quality end of life care for Vietnam-era and combat Veterans and those that have been impacted by trauma. Resources and free trainings continue to become available, if you would like further information please reach out to your area Trauma-Informed Care Initiative Grantee or contact us.
In 2019, We Honor Veterans enlisted the help of a market research team to deepen our understanding and guide end-of-life care for Vietnam Veterans who are seeking hospice and palliative care. By conducting interviews with hospice nurses, caregivers and family members, and Vietnam Veterans entering hospice care, we were able to craft protocols and create a care planning guide for providers.
Below are resources for providers caring for Veterans that have been impacted by trauma:
The trainings below were created by VA subject matter experts specifically for training community hospice providers who are caring for Veterans who may be experiencing symptoms of PTSD, Moral Injury, or Suicidal Ideation.
Links to VHA TRAIN Courses *note Continuing Education credits available but you must register first. Click here for our guide to setting up a TRAIN account.
WHV Webinar Recordings Including Q&A with VA Faculty and PowerPoint Slides for Download
VA is Seeking Clinical Staff, Veterans, and Veterans’ Family Members to Participate in Telephone Interviews
The Palliative Care Quality Improvement Resource Center (QuIRC) has a goal of developing tools and resources to support best practices in the delivery of high-quality palliative care for Veterans. As part of QuIRC’s duties to support initiatives of the national program office of hospice and palliative medicine to improve the quality of mental health support and outcomes available to trauma-exposed and Viet Nam era Veterans. QuIRC is seeking telephone interviews with up to 9 Veterans or Veterans’ family members, and between 12 and 15 clinical staff representing hospice providers and VA mental health providers supporting their care remotely.
Clinical staff that are willing to participate can contact the QuIRC team at QuIRC@VA.gov