Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death examines the service, rigors, values and experiences inherent to serving in the U.S. military and help shape and define a veteran’s life.
As veterans age, these factors may also directly influence how veterans approach serious illness and confront their own deaths. This seminar assists end-of-life care provider organizations and health and human service professionals in enhancing their sensitivities and understanding of veterans and to provide professionals with new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families.
Particular attention is placed on veteran generations (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam) now aging and most likely to be seen in end-of-life care. In addition to individual interventions, the seminar will look organizationally at military benefits and intersections with VA systems. Finally, the program explores the traditions and sensitivities of grieving families and resources that can assist them.