VNA Hosts Educational Program for Veteran Caretakers

Visiting Nurses is hosting a teleconference, Thursday, November 14th from 1-4:30 at Visiting Nurses, 200 Maine Street, Lawrence, KS (3rd Floor). Three CEU's will be available, and registration for CEU's will take place from 12:30-1.

The conference will cover many issues that veterans face when faced with an illness or at the end of their life, as well as ways that caretakers can help the veterans with these issues.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the unique components of military culture and experiences
  • Define Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and indicate ways that PTSD might affect veterans at varied points within lifecycle
  • Differentiate the unique experiences and health risks of the following veteran cohorts - WWII, Korea and Vietnam War military veterans
  • Discuss different issues that might arise in end-of-life care of veterans such as pain management, trauma and PTSD, and forgiveness
  • Discuss sensitivities and interventions, such as reminiscence and life review that enhance counseling to veterans and their families
  • Describe the varied systems of care that might serve veterans at the end of life and discuss the ways that policies and systems could enhance care
  • Describe the lessons and insights professionals may glean from caring for veterans that might have general implications for the broader population of non-veterans and end-of-life care

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Rooney or Paul Reed at Visiting Nurses, (785) 843-3738.

Tagged: PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, counseling, end-of-life, illness, Veterans, Hospice, CEU's, Military, caretakers

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