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Utilizing the We Honor Veterans Program & Soul Injury & Restoration for Veterans at End of Life Webinar

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August 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Event Details

August 12, 2022
9:00am – 12:30pm CT

Join us for an extended webinar with information about the We Honor Veterans Program and Soul Injury and Restoration for Veteran’s at End of Life. This is an extended webinar with a total of 3 hours and great for many hospice disciplines!

Overview for Part One: 

Our speakers will provide basic teaching on the We Honor Veterans program (a joint venture of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association and the Veterans Administration) and how it  can be used to increase spiritual and social support to veterans and their families, create a veteran centric culture in the hospice setting, provide educational opportunities for medical staff re: treatment of PTSD and addressing of moral injury issues, and support the team in addressing individual and groups re: issues around combat military service.

Objectives for Part One:

  1. Educate social workers and chaplains on how the We Honor Veterans program can be used to increase spiritual and social support to veterans and their families.
  2. Help staff create a veteran centric culture in the hospice setting.
  3. Point staff to resources that can provide educational opportunities for medical staff re: treatment of PTSD and addressing of moral injury issues, and support the team in addressing individual and groups re: issues around combat military service.

Speakers for Part One:

Melissa Potts-Bowers Chaplain  – We Honor Veterans Chair and staff chaplain

Victor Force, Chaplain – We Honor Veterans practitioner

Leigh Ann Branstetter – RNCM, We Honor Veterans practitioner

Sue Risch – Volunteer Director, We Honor Veterans practitioner

Overview for Part Two: 

Presentation via video by Stephanie Turner, RN who will cover issues re: soul injury, restoration, helplessness and healing, EOL PTSD related anxiety, best practices for addressing  soul injury issues at end of life.

Objectives for Part One:

  1. Practitioners will recognize the signs of soul injury
  2. Practitioners will be trained and will achieve an acceptable level of competence in recognizing/treating soul injury
  3. Practitioners will include this treatment in the pts plan of care
  4. Practitioners will be able to guide the team in better EOL care for pts with soul injury

Speaker for Part Two:

Stephanie Turner has been a registered nurse for the past 27 years working the majority of her years in a variety of settings within critical care. She also spent many years as a travel nurse visiting Miami, Las Vegas and New York City. Today she has found her niche in hospice as an afterhours nurse for Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care. Stephanie also prides herself in being involved in her community outside of work as a volunteer for Lakeland Community Church, City Union Mission and her children’s school. Stephanie also has a passion for caring for those who are hurting. Several year ago, while sitting in an audience listening to a presentation given by Deborah Grassman on how to care for our Veteran population, she heard the word Soul Injury. Stephanie began to recognize that the information Deborah was sharing on Soul Injury not only helped Veterans die healed, it could help people LIVE healed. Since that time, she has been a part of Opus Peace, a grassroots organization started by 5 VA nurses who cared for more than 10,000 dying veterans, that helps people live (and die) with peace. She recognizes that our world is full of not only traumatic events but also insidious events that change ourlives. Sometimes leaving us with scars that can show up as pain, fear (of emotional pain), anger, helplessness, and resentment. Stephanie’s mission is to help others LIVE with peace. Stephanie speaks on Soul Injury, Soul Injury Restoration, Suicide: Helplessness and Healing, Forgiveness, and Play and The Me Brain. She has been on the circuit with Deborah Grassman at many venues. She comes to us today as a survivor of suicide, a survivor of trauma, a survivor of abuse, she comes to us a survivor…..and wants to share how she today lives in peace and helps others live with peace.


9:00am – 10:00am: Education on the basics of the We Honor Veterans program, use of the website as a resource, examples of utilizing the program in various hospice settings to improve overall care for veterans and their families.

10:00am – 10:20am: Q and A, review of Website resources and direction to Regional Resource Support Staff

10:20am – 10:30am: Break

10:30am -11:30am: Presentation via live presenter and PowerPoint slides: definitions and symptoms of soul injury in veteran patients at end of life

11:30am -12:30pm: Best practices of treatment and Q and A

Webinar Information:
The cost for members is $130 and the cost for nonmembers is $160.
Late fee of $20 after July 11th. 
There are no refunds, however substitutions are welcome.
Please use your Medicare ID number for your membership number.
Registrants will receive the Zoom link and call in information the week of the training.

Upon completion of this course each attendee will be required to complete an evaluation. Each participant will then receive a general certificate. Each attendee must complete the entire course to receive the certificate. Certificates will be distributed to attendees after returning the sign in sheet and evaluation to MHPCA. For any questions or concerns please contact us at info@mohospice.org.

Utilizing the We Honor Veterans Program to Improve Hospice Care to Veterans and Their Families
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