NHPCO is offering a Webinar on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET that will explore the ways that past experiences with psychological trauma impact the end of life and how hospice and palliative care professional can help.
Over the course of a lifetime, most Americans will experience at least one psychologically traumatic event. Though most will not develop PTSD, a significant percentage will. Others may be impacted in less obvious ways which can affect one’s sense of self, safety or ability to trust. The diagnosis of a terminal illness can quickly activate or intensify underlying traumatic wounds, heighten defenses or layer new traumas associated with things like medical care or loss of control on top of those which already exist. Identifying those patients whose care and quality of life are being compromised by such concerns is essential.
Led by Scott Janssen, MA, MSW, LCSW, of Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, this Webinar will explore the origins of PTSD and subclinical PTSD, its potential impact on trauma survivors, the ways illness can complicate effective coping, relational harmony and care at end of life, and how hospice and palliative care professionals can help.
CE/CME credit is available.
To see the learning objectives and to register for "Trauma-Informed End-of-Life Care," visit the NHPCO website.